The basic work exchange is your hours for your employer's money. But the wage and hour rules can get complicated in a hurry. Find out about overtime, the minimum wage, travel and training time, wage garnishments, hour cuts and furloughs, and much more.
Employee Wage and Hour Rights FAQ
Frequently asked questions about employee compensation and hour laws.
Who is Covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act?
Learn who is protected by the FLSA -- and who is not.
Unpaid Wages: Do You Need a Lawyer?
You need a lawyer to help you decide if your wage claim is worth pursuing.
How Much Can You Win in a Wage or Overtime Case?
Learn what types of compensation you may win if you are successful in your wage or overtime case.
Do I Have to Give Two Weeks' Notice Before Quitting a Job?
It’s long been the custom in the U.S. to give two weeks’ notice prior to leaving a job. But is it legally required?
What do I do if my boss is underpaying me?
The owner told me he doesn't have to pay minimum wage because it is such a small business.
Can my boss force me to work overtime?
Am I entitled to overtime pay if I work more than eight hours in a day but less than 40 hours in a week?
Can my employer deduct credit card processing fees from my tip?
Is it legal for an employer to take part of our tips like this?
Can my employer require me to take my "lunch" break right after I get to work?
Is it legal for my employer to schedule my lunch for an hour after I get to work?
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Your Right to the Minimum Wage
What kinds of workers are entitled to the minimum wage, and who is ineligible?
Unpaid Wages: What to Do If an Employer Refuses to Pay You
Learn some common ways employers violate federal and state wage laws -- and what to do if you haven't been paid the wages you've earned.
Tips, Tip Pooling, and Tip Credits: What Service Employees Need to Know
If you earn tips, you should know what your employer can and can't do with them.
Overtime Pay: Your Rights as an Employee
Learn when employees are entitled to overtime pay.
Meal and Rest Breaks: Your Rights as an Employee
Many employers provide employees with a rest or lunch break, whether paid or unpaid. This common practice is not required everywhere, however: The federal wage and hour law, called the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), doesn't require employers to provide meal or rest breaks.
What's Your Unpaid Wage Claim Worth in California?
Learn to calculate what you’re owed in unpaid wages and penalties in California.
What's Your Unpaid Wage Claim Worth in Florida?
Learn how to calculate what you're owed in unpaid wages and penalties in Florida.
What's Your Unpaid Wage Claim Worth in Colorado?
Learn how to calculate what you're owed in unpaid wages and penalties in Colorado.