Some employees who work in the insurance industry may qualify for exemptions from the requirements of overtime pay established in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). However, in many cases, employees who are classified as exempt may not actually fit the requirements of the FLSA’s definition of exempt employees.
Unfortunately, this can lead to insurance agents being paid significantly less than they deserve for the work which they perform. While this can have significant effects on an insurance agent’s financial standing, there are options available for these workers to pursue the full and fair wages they have earned.
Insurance agents may only be exempted from the requirement of overtime pay if their job duties meet a number of specific criteria, which include:
When an insurance agent does not meet these requirements but is not paid overtime for hours they work in excess of 40 per week, he or she should consider taking legal action to protect their employee rights.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, our lawyers believe in supporting employees who have been unfairly treated or wronged by their employers. Call Jason Knutson at 608-255-6663 to learn about how we can fight for your rights as an employee who hasn’t been paid their full wages.