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I am an employer for a small business. If an employee signs an agreement with the company that clearly states "we do not pay overtime nor do we offer any type of benefits at this time" and works for the company for more than a year, can they still sue the company for unpaid wages?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Georgia

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Yes

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Yes. Under FLSA the employee cannot waive the right to overtime. The agreement is void in regard to overtime.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok so this means that I will receive more suits in the future, however, I guess my next question is will I be expected to pay ALL monies owed at once or payment arrangements can be made?
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