You may be entitled to back pay and statutory liquidated damages if your employer has failed to pay you in violation of Missouri Wage Law or the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Under both Missouri law and the FLSA, overtime compensation must generally be paid to non-exempt employees. We handle these claims on behalf of individual single employees as well as groups of employees through class actions and collective actions.

Who is “Exempt”?

The Fair Labor Standards Act contains dozens of exemptions under which specific categories of employers and employees are exempted from overtime requirements. The most common exemptions are the white-collar exemptions for administrative, executive, and professional employees, computer professionals, and outside sales employees. There is a also a lesser known exemption for certain retail or service organizations. The primary advantages of classifying employees as exempt are that you don’t have to track their hours or pay them overtime, no matter how many hours they work.

Who is “Non-exempt”?

Most employees are entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. They are called non-exempt employees. Employers must pay them one-and-a-half times their regular rate of pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. The biggest problem most employers have with nonexempt employees is miscalculating how much overtime workers are owed.

Has your employer withheld your wages? If so, contact us to review your potential claim.