How Much Overtime Am I Owed – Examples

The following examples show how much an employee could be owed in 3 of the most common overtime pay violation scenarios. Of course, the value of any particular claim will depend on the specific facts involved. These examples should, however, serve to illustrate how much money workers can lose when not paid overtime in accordance with the law, and how much they may stand to gain by pursuing a valid claim.

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Example: Hourly Pay with Straight Time for Overtime

If you are paid an hourly rate of $12 per hour (for all hours worked) and on average work 60 hours per week, over a 2 year period, you would accumulate $12,384 in unpaid overtime wages. This amount is potentially subject to being doubled (liquidated damages) resulting in a claim worth $24,768.

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If you are paid an hourly rate of $15 per hour (for all hours worked) and on average work 60 hours per week, over a 2 year period, you would accumulate $15,480 in unpaid overtime wages. This amount is potentially subject to being doubled (liquidated damages) resulting in a claim worth $30,960.

Example: Day Rate Pay with No Overtime

If you are paid a daily or day rate of $145 with no additional amount for overtime hours, and on average work 60 hours per week during a 5 day workweek, over a 2 year period, you would accumulate $12,470 in unpaid overtime wages. This amount is potentially subject to being doubled (liquidated damages) resulting in a claim worth $24,940.

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If you are paid a daily or day rate of $300 with no additional amount for overtime hours, and on average work 60 hours per week during a 5 day workweek, over a 2 year period, you would accumulate $25,800 in unpaid overtime wages. This amount is potentially subject to being doubled (liquidated damages) resulting in a claim worth $51,600.

Example: Salary Based Pay with No Overtime

If you are paid a set salary of $725 per week, and have been misclassified as “exempt” from the overtime pay requirements, and on average work 60 hours per week, over a 2 year period, you would accumulate $12,470 in unpaid overtime wages. This amount is potentially subject to being doubled (liquidated damages) resulting in a claim worth $24,940.

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