The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides millions of American workers
with a guarantee of minimum wage compensation and overtime pay. However,
evaluating a potential claim can be tricky when a potential client falls
under the authority of Section 204 of the Motor Carrier Act of 1935. In
cases where a potential client's qualifications and maximum hours
are established by the Secretary of Transportation, the potential client
does not receive the protections and benefits provided under the FLSA.
Those who transport, drive, assist drivers, and / or perform activities
on a motor vehicle used on public highways in interstate commerce, likely
fall within the Motor Carrier Exemption.
A more thorough analysis of the Motor Carrier Exemption has been provided
by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division. If the operation
or performance of duties are on a motor vehicle weighing 10,000 pounds
or less, you may still have a claim to overtime pay for hours worked in
excess of forty (40) in a workweek.
If you are interested in finding out if you are entitled to overtime pay,
contact one of our experienced Dallas overtime lawyers today for a free
legal consultation. At Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP, we have more
than 6 decades of professional experience to our name, during which time
we've successfully represented countless cases involving wage and
hour disputes. We are prepared to assist you with your case as well. Do
not hesitate to contact us at
(214) 984-3382 for a free and confidential consultation.
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