Positions Commonly Entitled to Overtime in the Retail Industry

Galvin B. Kennedy
Galvin Kennedy is a founding partner of Kennedy Hodges. He focuses his practice to overtime and wage claims.
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The retail industry is not only very broad when it comes to the types of jobs it provides to the American worker, but it also is responsible for generating millions of dollars for our country.

 From urban blocks to rural areas, retailers are selling products and services to the public that make up their everyday needs and wants. Therefore, there are virtually thousands of employees across Texas working in the retail industry, most of whom are collecting overtime pay for their hours worked over 40.

The Houston, Texas retail industry overtime attorneys at Kennedy Hodges want to remind retail employees about their rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act so that they can ensure that their paychecks are properly reflecting the time and effort that they put into their jobs.

A retail establishment is defined as a company with a volume of sales that is no more than 25% resale. And as long as the employee engages in interstate commerce for a company with an annual sales volume of at least $500,000, then that employee is entitled to overtime.

Some of the most common retail industry companies that employ individuals who are entitled to overtime include:

  • Automobile repair shops or body shops

  • Clothing stores

  • Gas stations

  • Restaurants

  • Bowling alleys

  • Shoe stores

  • Appliance service and repair shops

  • Department stores

  • Electronic stores

  • Grocery stores

While some of these retail establishments seem to provide a service and not a product, they are still part of the retail industry. However, some businesses are not considered part of the retail industry, including:

  • Accounting firms

  • Construction companies

  • TV and radio stations

  • Medical and dental clinics

The best way to ensure that you are receiving fair overtime in the retail industry is by contacting a Houston fair overtime lawyer, such as the ones at Kennedy Hodges. Order a free copy of Ten Biggest Mistakes That Can Hurt Your Wage and Overtime Claim by calling 888.449.2068. You also can fill out this online form to schedule your complimentary case evaluation.

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