Unpaid Labor & Wages
If you feel that you are owed unpaid wages, or that your employer unfairly prevented you from receiving minimum wages or overtime pay, contact the Wage and Hours Lawyers at Spielberger Law Group. Our familiarity with state and federal labor standards legislation, together with our aggressive approach to litigating unpaid wage cases can make a significant difference to the ultimate resolution of an action.
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Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
Workers who are covered by the FLSA are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay is required after 40 hours of work in a workweek. Certain exemptions apply to specific types of businesses or specific types of work.
The FLSA does not address nonproductive cash bonuses, payments that are not production-based. These bonuses are generally a matter of agreement between an employer and an employee (or the employee’s representative).
Effective June 1, 2011, the South Carolina minimum wage will increase from $7.25 to $7.31 per hour. The new minimum wage for tipped employees will also rise by 6¢ from $4.23 to $4.29 per hour.