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.

Recruiters are often paid a draw or commission for their services in finding qualified nurses, attorneys and other professional employees for their employers’ clients. However, Recruiters are often entitled to overtime wages when they work more than forty hours in a workweek. Often, these employees are required to perform the bulk of their work in an office or home office and are entitled to overtime pay.

Do you believe an employer owes you unpaid overtime?

OSMAN & SMAY LLP can help. If you have worked as a Recruiter and have questions about your employee rights, CONTACT US for a free consultation with an employment attorney.

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