What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Alabama Minimum Wage Laws

In Alabama, the minimum wage is $7.25/hour, matching the federal rate. There are no state-specific adjustments or higher minimum wages beyond the federal standard.


Meal & Rest Breaks

In Alabama, employees aged 14 and 15 are mandated by law to receive a 30-minute break if they are scheduled to work continuously for five hours. Alabama does not mandate that businesses offer breaks.

2 Years

Filing Claims

Alabama’s statute of limitations for overtime claims and minimum wage claims requires that lawsuits be filed within 2 years from the date the work was performed. Wage and benefit claims must be filed within 3 years from the date the work was performed.


Alabama Overtime Laws

The FLSA mandates employers to pay overtime at one and a half times the regular rate for hours exceeding 40 per week, unless the employee is exempt. Additionally, some employees (e.g., some salaried workers) are exempt from overtime.


independent contractors

Employers cannot mischaracterize employee roles to avoid paying overtime, even though some workers legitimately operate as independent contractors and aren’t eligible for overtime.