Are You Being Paid Fairly for Working Overtime?
Legally, employers are required to pay their employees overtime pay for any hours worked over the standard 40 in a single workweek. The amount is based on your regular pay at time and a half, meaning that you would receive the normal hourly rate plus half that amount. For instance, if you make $10 per hour, then any hours over the 40th hour in a workweek should be compensated at $15 per hour. This is time and a half as defined by the Federal Department of Labor and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
With that in mind, not all jobs are hourly positions. Some positions are salaried, and the overtime laws are not the same for such jobs. Some salary positions are addressed by overtime laws, though it depends on your position and your pay. When employees are not lawfully and fairly compensated for their overtime at time and a half, it may be intentional or accidental on the part of the employer. Either way, the employee is entitled to receive their fair compensation.
How Can An Overtime Attorney Help You?
An overtime attorney can help you to fight for your right to overtime pay that is owed to you. At your initial consultation, your lawyer will discuss your case and how the laws apply to your employment situation. If you are an hourly employee, then it will be easier to calculate and prove what you are owed. If you are a salary employee, then you may or may not be entitled to overtime pay, based on the rules that apply to different occupations. Your attorney will be able to help you in the process of determining what you should have been paid and seeking fair compensation for your overtime hours. You may be able to resolve your case without going to court, though you should work with an experienced trial lawyer who is confident with taking the case to trial if necessary.
Contact Cornerstone Law Firm
The attorneys at Cornerstone Law Firm have the experience and legal knowledge that you will need to pursue your overtime pay claim against your employer. The initial consultation is free, and we are ready to fight for your rights to fair overtime compensation. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and get started on your case.