Insurance Agent Overtime Pay Violations

The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides most workers with a guarantee of enhanced pay for overtime work. However, the FLSA provides an exemption to employers for employees who are classified as administrative workers. Unfortunately, far too many employers, particularly in the insurance industry, use this exemption to unfairly deny workers overtime pay. For this reason, many workers are entitled to take legal action in pursuit of the compensation they should have been paid.

Administrative Exemption Requirements

Depending on an insurance agent or employee’s job duties, they may or may not qualify for overtime. In order for an insurance agent to qualify for the administrative exemption, their job must adhere to the following criteria:

  • Must compensate the employee, on a salary or fee basis, for no less than $455 per week
  • Employee’s job duties must be directly related to management or business operations
  • Employee’s primary duties must involve the regular exercise of discretion or independent judgment

Determining whether or not an insurance agent’s job meets these criteria can often be difficult and, as such, often requires the assistance of a trained legal professional.

Contact Us

Because employers must meet strict requirements when exempting their employees from overtime pay, it is possible that you, as an insurance agent, have been denied the full amount of wages which you have rightfully earned. If you believe that you have been paid less than you deserve, our legal team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® can help. Call Jason Knutson at 608-255-6663 today to discuss how you may be able to fight for these unpaid wages.