The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.
It is essential to both employers and employees to know their rights and obligations as defined by the status of exempt or nonexempt, the minimum or agreed-upon wage, the local regulations, and the statute of limitations.
If you’re an employee, at Demidchik Law Firm we can help you evaluate whether you’ve been underpaid; we then rely on the law to help you get the best compensation. In some states, such as California, employees’ options may include PAGA (Private Attorney General Act) claims which allow employees to pursue civil penalties as if they are a state agency, and recover additional compensation.
If you are an employer, we’ll be happy to consult you on the best employment practices to ensure that all your record keeping and daily operations comply with the applicable law, and you do not incur any liabilities. Our employment law attorneys are also experienced at defending against employee lawsuits.