State, County & Municipal Employees

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.

State, County and Municipal Employees working in law enforcement, transportation, administrative services or other job positions are often entitled to overtime pay even if paid on a salary. Oftentimes, governmental employees believe that because they are working for the government, that they are being paid properly, when in fact they are entitled to overtime wages.

Do you believe an employer owes you unpaid overtime?

OSMAN & SMAY LLP can help. If you have been employed by a state or local government at any time within the past three (3) years and have questions about how overtime laws may apply to your situation, CONTACT US for a free consultation with an employment attorney.

OSMAN & SMAY LLP represents employees in the states where our attorneys are admitted to practice: Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, New York and the District of Columbia.