Fair Labor Standards Act

Mandatory Labor Law Requirements Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The FLSA was enacted by the U.S. Department of Labor to establish the minimum wage, working hours, overtime rules and exemptions to those regulations. The act is a federal law that governs hour and employment standards for workers.

Under the FLSA, employers must:

  • Pay federal minimum wage (currently $7.25 per hour)
  • Pay time and a half for hours worked over 40 hours a week for nonexempt employees

These laws, of course, vary depending on the specific employer and employee — for example, jobs that earn employees tips sometimes have different rules.

At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Aziz in Houston, Texas, we represent employees and groups of employees who have been treated unfairly and are seeking compensation for a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. To learn how we can help with your labor law concerns, call 713-587-9668  (toll free 800-580-9121) or contact our office online.

We will protect your rights as an employee and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve. It is our goal to enforce the law to make changes in businesses' practices and policies that will prevent future mistreatment.

Employee Rights Under FLSA

An employer must comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act when dealing with working hours, overtime pay, and wage and hour issues that may arise for employees. If you were not paid in accordance with the law, our attorneys can assist you in pursuing a claim against your employer. We will help you establish your claim and collect the payments and wages you are owed.

While the act does exempt some employees from the rules, employers have been known to unfairly misclassify employees as exempt when they are not. We will help you establish that you are a nonexempt employee so that you can lawfully collect wages and overtime that are due.

Our attorneys are experienced and have helped clients with employment law concerns involving:

  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Exempt employees
  • Nonexempt employees
  • Working conditions
  • Overtime claims

  • Invalid tip pools
  • Misclassification
  • Failure to pay
  • Collective action

Contact an FLSA Lawyer Today

If you are an employee who believes that you are not being paid or treated in accordance with the law, talk to one of our experienced FLSA attorneys. Call 713-587-9668  (toll free 800-580-9121) or e-mail our office. Our experienced Houston, Texas, lawyers are dedicated to achieving results for every client, in every case. Se habla español.