Overtime pay laws can be confusing so it is important that you consult with an experienced nurse practitioner (NP) unpaid overtime attorney who will be able to determine if you are able to file a lawsuit. According to the Fair Labor Standard Overtime Laws (FLSA), many types of jobs are considered “exempt” from the law including professionals. The professional exemption may apply to physicians, lawyers, and similar professions.
Many medical facilities have tried to claim that a Nurse Practitioner is a “professional” under the FLSA and exempt to overtime pay. However, in the Belt v. EmCare, Inc. case the Fifth Court of Appeals held that Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants were entitled to overtime pay because they were not licensed to practice medicine and had to be paid a salary to be held exempt from receiving overtime pay. The Court held that they were entitled to overtime pay wages (1.5 times the hourly wage) for working in excess of 40 hours per week.
Many people get cheated out of there entitled overtime wages, because they do not look further into the Fair Labor Standards Overtime Law when there may be an exception. Do not back down to what is rightfully yours. Call the best lawyer for a Nurse Practitioner overtime lawsuit today at (855) 754-2795. We will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation!