Overtime Labor Laws and FLSA Legal Rights
KNOW THIS ABOUT YOUR OVERTIME PAY RIGHTS
- Up to 70 % of employers ARE NOT in compliance with labor laws on overtime.
- The most common overtime violations are:
- Day Rate pay with no overtime premium
- Straight Time paid for overtime
- Misclassification as an independent contractor (1099 “employee”)
- An “agreement” can’t change the law.
- Your overtime pay rights can’t be given up by signing a contract or by agreeing to be paid a day rate or straight time only.
- Wait / Delay: Strict time limits apply to overtime claims. Generally, recovery is limited to the 2-3 year period prior to the date the claim is filed.
- Rely on your boss or HR for critical information about your overtime pay.
- Understand your overtime pay rights
- Be very skeptical of any pay scheme that does not offer to pay you time and a half for all hours worked over 40 per week.
- Contact us immediately if you have any doubts about whether you’re entitled to overtime pay on your current job or past jobs.
While there is much more to know about the labor laws on overtime pay, the above provide a good general starting point for most types of jobs. If you believe that your employer may not be paying you properly for your overtime hours, we can help you determine if your overtime pay rights are being violated. If so, we will explain the options you may have for protecting your legal rights and recovering your back wages under state and/or federal overtime pay laws. You can start the process now by filling out our free and confidential Case Evaluation Form.
Here at Lore Law Firm, we represent individuals such as yourself across the country in overtime wage and hour claims. Our focus, commitment, and mission are to aggressively protect the rights of workers to receive “fair pay” for every hour of the work day. For more than a decade, we have dedicated ourselves to preserving and protecting the rights of individual employees when it comes to overtime pay. No matter how high the stakes and regardless of how large the company — we fight to win, until the end. Contact us today by filling out our free and confidential Case Evaluation Form.