There are many wage and hour laws which can present restricting challenges for employers and employees, including minimum wage, overtime, and other payment requirements. The wage and hour law team at JacksonWhite has extensive experience assisting employers to ensure that they are in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. In addition to advising employers, our attorneys consistently represent employees who have been victimized by wage and hour violations.
Should I be receiving overtime?
If you believe your employer is withholding overtime pay that you’ve earned, then it’s best to consult with an employment lawyer about your specific case.
The simple answer is, if you’re working more than 40 hours a week, then you should be receiving overtime and it’s best to talk to an Arizona overtime lawyer if your employer is refusing to acknowledge your total hours worked.
Do independent contractors accrue overtime?
No, for the most part, independent contractors operate by a different set of rules mandated by the company. The problem with this is, many employee’s are wrongly told they’re independent contractors so that business’s can get away with not paying them overtime.
Whether or not you’re actually an independent contractor is determined by federal law, and the U.S. supreme court lays out many key points to determine whether you’re an employee or independent contractor.
Are Arizona employer’s required to provide breaks?
No, there are no regulations specific to Arizona regarding work breaks but the state still requires employers to follow federal general FLSA guidelines.
Phoenix Arizona Wage & Hour Lawyer
If you need a wage & hour lawyer to settle any disputes that have arisen in your workplace then JacksonWhite can help. Our employment law team will work with you to determine the best course of action to take.
Call our Employment Law team at (480) 464-1111 to discuss your case today.