Workers are owed overtime wages for working more than forty hours per week in a vast variety of scenarios. Certain state laws and federal law enforce these laws. We have the resources available to assist employees working for employers not compensating them for overtime wages when they should. Overtime usually means earning additional income for hours worked after the worker ends a typical workday, generally an eight-hour day.

Do you have additional questions about laws on overtime pay? Our attorneys can help you assess your current situation and explore the legal options available to you. Contact a local employment law lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about how to sue an ex-employer.
If you are an overtime employee, your employer must do two things:

  • Maintain detailed time records
  • Pay at least one and a half times your normal rate

To figure out if you are qualified for overtime wages, it is important to ensure you are not exempt. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay minimum income and overtime wages. Employers must adhere to the regulations enforced by the act unless an exemption is applicable. The Fair Labor Standards Act only applies if there is a professional relationship. Specific regulations apply for various scenarios. Unfortunately, some employers take advantage of the various regulations, compensating employees less than what is required.

An employer who orders or allows a worker to work overtime is usually obligated to compensate the employee premium wages for such overtime work. Workers protected by the Fair Labor Standards Act must receive overtime wages for hours worked beyond the forty in a workweek of at least one and one-half times their normal rates of pay. The Fair Labor Standards Act does not require overtime pay for work on holidays, weekends, or regular days of rest, unless these hours qualify as overtime hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act, with some exceptions, requires bonus wages to be included as part of a worker’s normal rate of pay in calculating overtime.

Would you like more information about laws on overtime pay? Our lawyers are here to help and answer any questions you may have.  Contact an employment law attorney in your area today to learn more about obtaining the overtime wages that your employer owes you.