Most workers know what it’s like to have a disagreement with their boss over a project or a deadline. However, when the disagreement concerns your pay you will probably feel like your employer has the upper hand. Few people know this, but under the federal wage and labor laws employees actually are the ones who can win this argument.
If you are not paid overtime or you suffer any of the common pay issues we describe below, keep reading to understand how you can successfully protect your pay rights against your boss. Each issue has a link to a video where our employment lawyers have answered common questions about overtime and wage issues at work.
- Working more than 40 hours in a workweek, but not receiving overtime pay,
- Pressure to work overtime and not report the hours,
- Working off-the-clock,
- Employer shaves hours off your time,
- Working through lunch without pay,
- Take home work,
- Being misclassified as an independent contractor.
Are you working for free?
Do any of these scenarios sound familiar to you? If you are an hourly, non-exempt employee (and almost 90 percent of the workforce is) you should be paid an overtime premium if you work more than 40 hours in a workweek. If your employer does not pay you overtime you are essentially working for free, which is illegal.
How employees everywhere can recover their back pay
You don’t have to suffer in silence. Employees can recover their back pay for up to two years (and sometimes three years) when employers are found violating wage laws. Contact our office for a free case review today to find out if you have a potential wage and hour claim.
Our employment lawyers have successfully defended clients from every industry, including salaried employees, tipped employees, service technicians, paralegals, and more.