In any given "workweek," you are entitled to hourly pay in the amount of 1.5x your regular hourly rate for each hour over 40 hours that you work. This is often called "time-and-a-half."
A "workweek" is a regularly recurring 7 day period (for example "Monday through Sunday") established by your employer. Workweeks will not necessarily line up with pay intervals or coincide with calendar weeks.
- your employer can change the beginning of a workweek as long as it is
not done to evade overtime pay.
There are different, special overtime rules that apply to people employed in logging, canneries, hospitals, and other fields such as firefighting.
Even if you are paid a salary, you may still be owed overtime pay. Exclusions from overtime pay for salaried employees depends on the classification of the employee as an executive, administrator, outside sales, or other professionals earning at least $455/week.
- Whether or not you you fit into one of these exemptions is based on
criteria established under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
If your employer does not pay you overtime, he or she could face civil penalties, and may have to pay your attorney's fees if you are forced to sue to collect your pay!
Your employer may not exclude you from overtime by paying you a salary and calling you a "vice president" or giving you some other fancy title.
WE WILL HELP YOU DRAFT THE PROPER NOTICES TO TRY TO GET YOU PAID NOW!
AND IF YOUR FORMER EMPLOYER STILL WON'T PAY YOU, WE WILL HELP YOU GET ALL OF YOUR OWED WAGES, PLUS ATTORNEY'S FEES AND OTHER CIVIL PENALTIES
Don't go months without receiving a paycheck. Your employer may be responsible for
YOUR UNPAID WAGES
YOUR ATTORNEYS FEES (CONTINGENCY FEE MAY BE AVAILABLE TO YOU)
Millions of dollars every year are wrongfully withheld from employees in the form of minimum wage, overtime pay, and employee benefits.
Hard working employees like yourself are subject to wrongful wage withholding every day. Even one instance of wage theft can make you miss a bill or damage your credit rating. Because wage theft has such a serious effect on your life, our lawyers work hard to recover your missing wages.
In certain limited circumstances, the statute of limitations may be as short as 1 year.
If your employer owes you money, call now for a free consultation.
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