In Missouri, wage laws are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Missouri Wage and Hour laws. These Fair Labor Standards Act laws cover minimum wage, overtime pay, classification of employees as exempt or non-exempt and a number of other key issues. Here at Burger Law, our St Louis wage and hour lawyers understand that employees are entitled to compensation for the hours they have worked and should be paid at least twice a month, with some exceptions. The way an employee is paid will depend on whether he/she is classified as exempt (salaried and therefore not entitled to overtime pay) or non-exempt (hourly and therefore entitled to overtime pay for time worked more than 40 hours in a week). If you believe that you’re not being paid fairly, contact the St Louis wage and hour attorneys at Burger Law to get started on your free case evaluation.
If you are a covered employee, your employer must compensate you for:
- All the time you perform doing work for the benefit of the employer (limited exceptions apply).
- Any work that, though not requested by your employer, is permitted by your employer.
- Any work over 40 hours per week at time and a half (overtime pay).