Are You Being Denied the Overtime Pay You Deserve?
When you work overtime, you are giving up some of your valuable free time in order to pitch in at your workplace. As an hourly employee, you should be paid for this work — and when overtime exceeds the standard 40-hour workweek, you should be paid overtime.
According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), companies must pay nonexempt workers no less than time-and-a-half for each hour worked past 40. This means that if you usually earn $10 per hour, your overtime pay should be $15 per hour.
Unfortunately, some employers try to cut corners and take advantage of their employees. If you are not receiving that time-and-a-half pay for the overtime work you completed, you may be the victim of wage theft. Wage theft occurs when an employer fails to pay their employees appropriately for the work completed.
As a worker, you have rights. One of the most important rights is being paid fairly for the work you do. If you suspect that you have been denied the time-and-a-half pay you have earned, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced employment attorney can help you understand your available options and may even be able to help you recover the wages that you lost.
Contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Today
At O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble, we believe in the importance of paying people fairly. Our experienced attorneys have won millions of dollars for our clients. We will listen to your story and help you get the wages you earned. We will help you explore the best possible options for your case, possibly including financial compensation.
Contact the attorneys of O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble today to discuss wage theft and potential negotiations. It is important to contact an attorney early to ensure the best possible outcome. Contact us online or call at (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.