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There are many different types of workers, including salaried employees. As the name suggests, salaried workers receive a standard salary at regular intervals (often every two weeks or once a month), regardless of how many hours they work during that time period.
But sometimes, there are disputes over who qualifies as a salaried employee under West Virginia's employment laws. As a result, some workers' rights are violated or they're punished for failing to perform certain work, especially after regularly working hours.
Whatever legal issue you're dealing with, you're not alone. Our experienced West Virginia employment attorneys at Klie Law Offices can help you every step of the way. We know how the legal system works in West Virginia and what needs to be done to make things right.
Who are salaried employees
Salaried employees are often exempt from some labor laws as outlined in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This often includes overtime pay, meaning salaried exempt employees are not paid additional money even if they work beyond a normal 40-hour work week.
To be classified as a salaried exempt employee, several different criteria must be met. These include:
- Paid at least $23,600 per year
- Manages other employees
- Paid same amount regardless of how many hours work
One of the most common complaints our law firm receives involves hourly workers wrongly being classified as salaried employees. As a result, these workers are often asked to work additional hours without receiving additional compensation. Other complaints include:
- Not being paid full salary for weeks salaried employee worked less time
- Salaried employee wrongly being classified as hourly worker
- Being terminated without just cause
We demand justice
Whatever legal issue you're dealing with, no matter how complicated or straightforward it might seem, make sure you talk to an experienced employment law attorney at our law firm. We can explain all the legal options available to you, then help you decide which one works best for you.
Sometimes, we negotiate with a worker's employer to resolve the situation. Other times, we file a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, U.S. Department of Labor or another state or federal agency. We can also file a lawsuit if necessary against your employer on your behalf.
Don't wait to take legal action. Often, you only have a limited amount of time to take legal action under West Virginia law. In most cases, the deadline (known as the statute of limitations) to file a work-related complaint is two years. Make sure you case receives the attention it deserves. Contact us today.