The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires certain employers to pay their employees overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of forty in a workweek at a rate not less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Employees are generally assumed to be entitled to the rights and protections of the FLSA unless the employer is able to establish that such employees are not covered by the act because the employee fits within one of the several statutory exemptions.

Merchandisers who travel from store to store to ensure that products are available for sale are often forced to work long hours, visiting numerous stores each day without receiving overtime compensation when they work more than forty hours in a workweek. These employees, however, are often entitled to overtime pay, even if they are paid by route, store, salary or commission.

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The employment attorneys at OSMAN & SMAY LLP can help you understand your employee rights. If you have worked as a Merchandiser and have questions about whether or not you are entitled to unpaid overtime wages, CONTACT US today for a free consultation.

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