Twelve Common Errors in Overtime Pay: Waivers and Releases

Kevin D. Fitzpatrick, Jr. : March 7, 2012 1:08 pm 

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping and youth employment standards for workers in the private sector and government.  Covered non-exempt workers are entitled to overtime pay of at least 1.5 times regular pay if they work more than 40 hours per week. 

Another common problem area: 

6. Waiver Sometimes employers require workers to sign a document waiving their right to overtime pay.  These waivers are, in reality, toothless.  Under the law, FLSA rights cannot be effectively waived without the express prior approval of a federal court.

 If you are an employer or an employee and have questions about the Fair Labor Standards Act, call the FLSA experts at DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, & Benjamin, LLC, Charles Bridgers and Kevin Fitzpatrick, at (404) 979-3150 for a free consultation.  For more information, check out our publication,  Are You Entitled to Overtime Pay?