“Many employees are told by their employers that they are on salary and are not entitled to overtime, but that is a common way that an employee’s rights are [often] violated,” said Sarah Donaldson, an attorney with the Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) who has recently taken on a case where one local worker’s rights have been violated.
San Antonio resident, janitorial worker, Gabriela Monsivaiz has sued Dallas-based Jani-King International, Inc. and local Jani-King employers Ramiro and Elizabeth Bernal for violating minimum wage and overtime laws and unlawful retaliation.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees must be paid at least $7.25 per hour of work. An employer must also pay time-and-a-half, or 1.5 times an employee’s hourly rate for each hour worked over 40 hours in a single week.
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