State and federal overtime regulations clearly enforce the fact that hourly employees who put in more than 40 hours a week are qualified for overtime pay. Salaried employees, also, may be qualified to receive overtime compensation if they can prove that they work off-the-clock hours to meet their company's demands, or have been improperly categorized as exempt from overtime regulations.
Don't be apprehensive about stepping forward about unpaid wages. Our lawyers understand that employees are frequently nervous about the possibility of retaliation for coming forward to complain about and take a stand regarding unpaid wages or overtime. It is important not to be because the law is on your side in this type of situation. Companies who retaliate against a worker for seeking to enforce wage and hour regulations are subject to the strictest monetary consequences. Additionally, workers can receive extra compensation for being the initiator of a class action unpaid wages claim. It is important to take action if your employer is clearly not paying you the wages you have earned.
Did you know?
Employers frequently find innovative methods to evade the expense of overtime compensation.
Some common tactics include swapping normal work hours for extra work time off the clock, forcing an employee to work off the clock, or misclassifying a position as exempt from overtime regulations.