Atlanta Minimum Wage Attorneys Skilled in Applying Laws Protecting Rightful Income
When employers fail to abide by a federal or state minimum wage, we can hold them accountable and seek remedies for our clients.
Knowledgeable counselors advise on minimum wage laws
The amount an employer must pay as minimum wage depends on several factors. The Fair Labor Standards Law (FLSA) mandates a minimum wage currently set as $7.25 per hour, while Georgia state law requires only $5.15 per hour. To qualify for the federal minimum wage or overtime pay, an employee must either participate individually in interstate commerce or work for an employer that:
- Makes at least $500,000 a year in sales, and
- Handles goods or materials that have moved through interstate commerce
Otherwise, a company only needs to pay the employee the state minimum wage. The rules for employees compensated in part on tips are also different in each case. Under the FLSA, employers are only required to pay $2.13 per hour to workers who commonly receive tips. Still, if those tips, when added to wages, do not amount to $7.25 per hour, the employer must make up the difference.
Our experience as labor and employment lawyers regularly dealing with wage and hour issues gives us an edge when representing employers or employees in minimum wage disputes. Whichever side we’re on, we have the knowledge and skill needed to vindicate our clients’ rights.
Contact a Georgia employment lawyer for a minimum wage claim
When employers fail to abide by a federal or state minimum wage, we can hold them accountable and seek remedies for our clients. Call DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick & Benjamin, LLC at (470) 443-0524 or contact us online to arrange for a consultation. Our Atlanta office has convenient on and off-street parking and is ADA accessible.