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Louisiana State Overtime Exemptions
The FLSA is the body of laws enforced by the federal government to ensure that workers in the United States are treated and paid fairly. Louisiana state overtime laws are based on the FLSA, and under these laws the following types of employees are exempt from, or not entitled to, overtime pay:
Additionally, in Louisiana the following types of employees may not be entitled to overtime pay:
- Some farm or agriculture workers
- Transportation workers
- Workers who live and work at the same address
- Independent contractors
- Professionals who set their own hours, such as outside sales professionals
Louisiana Overtime Lawsuit Consultations
A two-year statute of limitations means that Louisiana employees who feel they have been illegally denied overtime pay are eligible to recover back pay for up to two years prior to the date upon which they file an overtime lawsuit claim. Overtime laws in Louisiana can be complex and it is a good idea for individuals wishing to pursue back pay for overtime wages to retain the counsel of an experienced employment lawyer to make sure they recover the full compensation to which they are entitled. To learn more about how we can help you pursue the full pay you deserve, contact the overtime pay lawyers at Phillips Dayes Law Firm to schedule an overtime pay lawsuit consultation.