New Orleans Employee Misclassification Attorney

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes strict rules that employers must follow. It says that employers must pay some workers a minimum wage and must pay overtime rates for any hours worked in excess of 40 per week.

Located in New Orleans, James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C., has helped Louisiana workers enforce their rights under the FLSA for nearly 20 years. Mr. Arruebarrena has extensive knowledge of federal and state employment laws and keeps current on any changes that might affect his clients. He is an aggressive advocate who fights hard on his clients behalf during all FLSA violation cases or wage and hour claims.

Misclassifications: Exempt v. Nonexempt Employees

The FLSA affects certain types of employees differently. Workers can be classified under an exempt or a nonexempt status. If your employer has classified you as nonexempt, this means that the protections of the FLSA apply to you — you must be paid overtime for any time you work beyond 40 hours in a week.

The provisions of the FLSA do not apply to exempt employees. Exempt status is typically reserved for highly paid positions, supervisory roles, administrative roles and certain professional careers. Of course, the actual duties of your position will determine whether you should be exempt or nonexempt.

Employers often accidentally or purposefully misclassify employees as exempt, which results in workers wrongfully losing their right to overtime pay and other protections. Our law firm will work hard to get you any pay you are owed for past overtime hours you were not paid due to an incorrect exempt classification.

Contact a Fair Labor Standards Act Lawyer

Contact our employment law office online today to schedule a confidential consultation today. You may also call our firm at 504-322-1272 to learn more about our services and our track record of success. If your employer misclassified you under federal law, let us help you obtain the money you have earned.