Does Your Employer Owe You Unpaid Overtime?

Perhaps the better question is: Have you been misclassified by your South Carolina employer as exempt from being paid overtime? Unpaid overtime is an increasingly common complaint in South Carolina and across the county. I’ve written previously about some initial questions that a South Carolina employee needs to ask an experienced South Carolina unpaid overtime lawyer [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Employment Law, FLSA, Overtime, Unpaid wages|0 Comments

Overtime Law: Basic Considerations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers pay employees a minimum wage and an overtime premium of 1.5 times the regular hourly rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours. But how do you know if the FLSA's protections apply to you, the employee? Here are the five initial questions to [...]

By | September 25th, 2015|FLSA, Litigation, Overtime|Comments Off on Overtime Law: Basic Considerations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

It’s All Uber But The Shouting: Employee versus Independent Contractor (And Why It Even Matters)

Uber’s in the news yet again. This time, it’s Uber’s service in South Carolina that has spawned complications for the company. Since beginning service in this state in July 2014, Uber, a ridesharing company based in San Francisco, has continued to spread throughout the state, but not without raising the hackles of its competition, taxi companies, [...]

By | January 25th, 2015|Employment Law, FLSA, Overtime, Unpaid wages|Comments Off on It’s All Uber But The Shouting: Employee versus Independent Contractor (And Why It Even Matters)

Working Hard For Your Money: Overtime for Salaried Employees

It seems only fair if you work long and hard, your paycheck should reflect it. However, more and more employers are paying their employees a salary, which is the same whether the employee works 40 or 45 hours. Is paying an employee a salary the trick to avoiding overtime? Not quite

By | February 2nd, 2010|Employment Law, FLSA, Overtime, Unpaid wages|Comments Off on Working Hard For Your Money: Overtime for Salaried Employees