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 [...]
Wage theft has become a significant problem in the United States, as many employers are failing to pay their employees for all hours that the employee worked. If your employer has failed to pay you what you have rightfully earned, what are your legal options? What Qualifies as Wages in South Carolina? The South Carolina [...]
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, [...]
True or FLSA: Employees Should Get Paid for All Hours Worked (Or, Integral and Indispensable Duties under the Fair Labor Standards Act)
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a complex federal law, and it affects millions of workers every single day. In essence, the FLSA requires statutorily-defined employers to pay employees the minimum wage for all hours worked and to pay employees time and a half for all hours worked over 40 per work week, unless [...]
South Carolina Wage Payment Act requires employers to pay employees their earned wages, including bonuses and commissions. The law protects those who protect themselves.
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