Several former commissioned employees, including Edward LaMonica, Ashley LaMonica, Lara Harrison, have filed a lawsuit against their employer, RMCN Credit Services, Inc a credit repair business, for failing to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
According to the plaintiffs they worked in excess of 40 hours per week while employed by the defendants, but were not paid overtime.
The FLSA establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record keeping, and standards affecting employees in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. According to the FLSA nonexempt employees are entitled to a minimum wage and an overtime pay at a rate not less than 1 1/2 times the regular rate of pay after 40 hours of work in a workweek.
- FLSA Minimum Wage: The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Many states, such as California have their own minimum laws. In cases where an employee is subject to both state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher minimum wage, which in California is currently $8.00
- FLSA Overtime: Covered nonexempt employees must receive overtime pay for hours worked over 40 per workweek at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay. There is no limit on the number of hours employees 16 years or older may work in any workweek.
If your employer owes you overtime pay or has violated other Federal or California Labor Laws, please give Los Angeles Employment Attorney Todd M. Friedman a call at (877) 449-8898 for a free consultation.