Employers are required to take commissions into account when calculating overtime pay. Many fail to follow these rules and underpay their workers. Click to learn more about commissions under the FLSA.
Liquidated damages, or double damages, are available in most FLSA cases, and can result in significant awards to successful plaintiffs. Click to learn more.
The cotton and sugarcane exemption to the FLSA.
The taxicab exemption to the FLSA exempts cab drivers from mandatory overtime pay. However, the exemption is interpreted very narrowly. Click to learn more.
The agricultural exemption to the FLSA exempts most farm workers from overtime pay. Click to learn about the types of work that qualify for this exemption.
The fisherman exemption to the FLSA exempts many Louisiana workers in the seafood industry from minimum wage or overtime. Click to learn more.
The motor carrier exemption to the FLSA exempts some — but not all — truck drivers, loaders, and mechanics from overtime pay. Click to learn more.
The seaman exemption to the FLSA is critical to Louisiana’s maritime industry. But not all offshore workers qualify for the exemption. Click to learn more.
Many people are aware of the white collar exemptions to the FLSA. However, there are also several exemptions for manual workers such as fisherman, seamen, and truck drivers. Click to learn more.
Many employers use a time rounding system. While rounding time can be legal, employers must follow several rules to ensure that employees are not underpaid.