Keith Clouse, a Dallas, Texas employment lawyer, handles all types of employment-related lawsuits, including lawsuits arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Because employers and employees alike profess confusion about just what the FLSA mandates, Mr. Clouse provides the following explanation.
The FLSA sets basic minimum wage and overtime pay standards and is enforced by the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. Workers who are covered by the FLSA are entitled to a minimum wage (as set by the federal government) and to overtime pay at a rate of one and one-half times the regular rate of pay if the workers work more than 40 hours in a workweek.
Because many companies provide certain benefits (such as paid time off) as part of employee benefit programs, some employees and employers falsely believe the FLSA requires such benefits. The FLSA, however, does not require an employer to pay an employee for time the employee does not work. For example, the FLSA does not require an employer to pay an employee when the employee misses work because the employee has the flu, is on vacation, or is enjoying a holiday.
To speak to Mr. Clouse or to another Texas employment law attorney about the FLSA or about another employment law issue, please contact the employment lawyers at Clouse Dunn LLP via email at [email protected] or telephone at 214 220 3888.
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KEITH A. CLOUSE
Clouse Dunn LLP
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