Job earnings, employee benefits, and overtime pay are some of the most vital employment-related issues for many workers. State and federal regulations governing earnings and fair overtime pay have changed throughout the years, and the laws regulating worker benefit plans and overtime can be somewhat complex to comprehend, but this page will offer a general outline of essential information regarding wages and overtime pay.

Do you or a family member need more information about overtime pay? If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask us for help. Contact an employment law attorney in your area today for more information regarding overtime pay.

In addition to overtime pay, we offer resources for employees that are concerned with other issues related to their earnings, including but not limited to:

  • Employee Benefits
  • Garnishment of Wages
  • Social Security Disability
  • Minimum Wage
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Health Insurance
  • Retirement Plans
  • Pensions
  • FLSA Reference Guide
  • Getting Paid for Not Working
  • Payroll Taxes
  • Military Leave
  • Domestic Partner Employment Benefits
  • Exempt Employees vs. Nonexempt Employees

Not only do employers violate overtime pay laws, but many violate laws that govern minimum wage. State and federal regulations enforce, in detail, the minimum wage that every employee is allowed to receive. These laws also specify which employees are qualified to collect overtime wages for working longer hours.  Unfortunately, and sometimes unintentionally, some companies neglect to follow these laws to the fullest extent. Frequent violations of overtime law related to employment earnings include:

  • Paying the lower “training wage” or “youth minimum wage” to employees who are entitled to receive more
  • Not paying employees the proper amount of minimum wage to begin with
  • Not paying overtime or incorrectly classified exempt employees
  • Forcing employees to work “off-the-clock” and not compensating them for it
  • Deducting too much wages for tips
  • Deducting for income paid in goods, such as food/meals

The wage, hour and overtime laws have been designed with the intent to safeguard employees and their rights to receive the pay that they deserve, and to guarantee that their employers treat them with equality in terms of monetary compensation for a job well done.
Would you like additional information about overtime pay in your state? Contact us today! An overtime law attorney in your area can help you with your employment law issues.

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