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Case Number: 4:23-cv-00437
Judge: Lee P. Rudofsky
Court: States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas (Pulaski County)
Defendant's Attorney: No appearance
Description: Little Rock, Arkansas employment law lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendant on a Fair Labor Standards Act violation theory.
"The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments.
The FLSA's minimum wage requirement is currently $7.25 per hour for covered nonexempt workers. However, many states and localities have higher minimum wage 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.
The FLSA also requires overtime pay for covered nonexempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek. Overtime pay must be paid at a rate of 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.
The FLSA also requires employers to keep certain records about their employees' wages and hours worked. These records must be kept for at least three years.
The FLSA also prohibits certain types of child labor. For example, children under the age of 16 cannot be employed in certain dangerous occupations, and children under the age of 14 cannot be employed in most nonagricultural jobs.
Employees who believe that their employer has violated the FLSA can file a complaint with the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Wage and Hour Division can investigate the complaint and, if necessary, take legal action against the employer.
The FLSA is an important law that protects the rights of workers. Employees who have questions about their rights under the FLSA should contact the Wage and Hour Division for more information."
Outcome: Settled for an undisclosed sum and dismissed.