Social Service Assistant Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Social Service Assistant Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Social Service Assistant Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about Social Service Assistants:

What Is a Social Service Assistant?

Social Service Assistants help in providing client services in a wide variety of fields, such as psychology, rehabilitation, or social work. They may assist clients in identifying and obtaining available benefits as well as social and community services. In some cases, they may also provide support for families.

Social Service Assistants also assist social workers with developing, organizing, and conducting programs to prevent and resolve problems relevant to substance abuse, human relationships, rehabilitation, or dependent care.

What is the Salary Range for a Social Service Assistant?

Depending on the work setting and state where Social Service Assistants are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, Social Service Assistants made between $20,000 and $50,000, with the average annual salary being approximately $34,000.

How Many Social Service Assistants Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation are as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
360,650 1.0% $16.41 $34,120 0.6%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for a Social Service Assistant is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.00 $12.19 $15.29 $19.25 $24.35

Where Are Most Social Service Assistants Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 41,130 2.58 1.00 $19.77 $41,110
New York 33,350 3.67 1.43 $17.38 $36,140
New Jersey 20,480 5.18 2.02 $17.77 $36,960
Pennsylvania 19,360 3.37 1.31 $15.69 $32,630
Massachusetts 16,760 4.84 1.89 $17.91 $35,750

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What are the Laws for Social Service Assistant Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Social Service Assistants are often entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in one week. If an employer denies a Social Service Assistant overtime wages, it could give rise to an overtime pay lawsuit.

There are strict time limitations for filing a claim so it is important that you discuss your case in a timely manner. If you wait too long, you may lose your ability to recover some or all of your back pay. An experienced Social Service Assistant overtime pay attorney can determine whether you are entitled to overtime wages based upon your job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked.

Some states have their own overtime pay laws that may be slightly different from the FLSA with respect to overtime pay for Social Service Assistants. There are strict time deadlines for filing lawsuits so it is essential that you contact an attorney immediately.

Are Social Service Assistants Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Because Social Service Assistants help people identify and obtain available social services and benefits, they often work far more than 40 hours in a workweek. Many of them are not paid overtime for these excess hours as required under the FLSA. The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to a Social Service Assistant can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay.

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Social Service Assistant Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.

We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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