Money is the primary motivation for working in many instances, so accurate pay is imperative. For most industries, the standard workweek is 40 hours, and any hours worked beyond that is considered overtime. Some employee categories, including some salaried positions with qualifying job duties, are exempt from overtime. However, employees not properly designated as exempt must be properly compensated for every hour they work beyond 40. Those working as inspectors are usually eligible for overtime pay, although often improperly classified as exempt and denied the overtime pay they are legally entitled to. Those stiffed on their overtime may consider suing if they haven’t been properly compensated for their extra hours.

Lore Law Firm may be able to help. As an overtime pay law firm with a background in helping clients from various industries get justice where their paychecks are concerned, we are reputable and honest with your best interests in mind.

As an Inspector, Can You Sue an Employer for Overtime Pay?

Overtime pay is federally mandated, which means that if you are employed as an inspector who should be classified as non-exempt, you can file a lawsuit against your employer over unpaid overtime wages. Not only are employers required to pay those eligible for those hours worked beyond the standard 40-hour workweek, but these wages must be paid at one and a half times the hourly wage.

Employers are aware of this requirement and sometimes try to misclassify employees to get out of paying. Others may refuse to pay no matter how employees are classified. Neither of these options is ethical, and refusing to pay is unlawful. If you are an inspector working in a non-exempt position for an employer who has not paid overtime wages, you may have a case and be entitled to recover a significant amount of backpay.

Benefits of Working with an Overtime Pay Lawyer

We possess a deep wealth of knowledge of employment law and can thus recommend the best approach in filing a suit against an employer who has not paid overtime wages. Employers often use intimidation or bullying tactics to get out of paying overtime to eligible employees, something an experienced lawyer is prepared for when working to get the compensation that rightfully belongs to you.

The law is on your side when it comes to overtime pay issues. Inspectors who have not been paid for overtime work may have a case to recoup up to double their missing pay.  The best way to know your options is by having an overtime pay lawyer on your side who can apprise you of your rights and provide clear and effective case guidance.

Schedule a Case Review to Move Forward with an Overtime Lawsuit

Don’t allow your employer to cheat you out of overtime pay just because they think you do not know your legal rights. Schedule a free and confidential case review today and allow us to help you get justice. With more than two decades of experience, Lore Law Firm recognizes how frustrating it can be when you are not paid accurately for time spent in service of your employer. Our experienced overtime pay lawyers may be able to help you get the compensation you are owed.

We are committed to assertively defending your rights so that unscrupulous employers don’t get away with failing to pay overtime when it is owed. We deliver award-winning representation for employees from various professional backgrounds. To learn more or schedule a free and confidential review, call (713) 782-5291 or contact us online .


Michael Lore is the founder of The Lore Law Firm. For over 25 years, his law practice and experience extend from representing individuals in all aspects of labor & employment law, with a concentration in class and collective actions seeking to recover unpaid back overtime wages, to matters involving executive severance negotiations, non-compete provisions and serious personal injury (work and non-work related). He has handled matters both in the state and federal courts nationwide as well as via related administrative agencies. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Michael by using our chat functionality.