Labor and Overtime Claims
LABOR AND OVERTIME CLAIMS
Almost all hourly employees and many salaried employees are entitled to overtime pay. Some employers intentionally choose not to pay overtime wages. Other employers fail to pay overtime because they do not understand the law. Regardless, if you worked more than forty hours in a work week, you may be entitled to recover your unpaid overtime plus penalties, interest, and attorneys’ fees.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that most employees in the United States be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime pay at least equal to time and one-half the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a work week.