Overtime Pay Problems

Overtime Pay Problems Described

If any of the following overtime pay problems describe your situation, you may be able to reclaim your overtime pay plus penalties equal to twice the amount of the overtime pay owed to you.

If your situation is like one of those listed below, please fill out our Online Case Evaluation Form as completely as possible and an overtime attorney will be happy to review your case to see if you may have a valid claim.

Common Overtime Pay Problems

  • You are not paid one and a half times your normal hourly wage whenever you work more than 40 hours in a week, even though you are an hourly employee, or if salaried you do not manage or supervise any employees or make any executive type business decisions for the company. See our brief overview on the FairPay Overtime Rules for more information.
  • You are required to work off the clock:
    • You are required to set up or close before clocking in or clocking out, or have to work during your lunch time or break while “off the clock.”
    • You are not paid 1½ times your regular pay per hour when you work 40+ hours one week and 40 hours less than your standard workweek the following week.
  • You do not receive time and a half for the hours you worked in excess of your normal work week because you didn’t get prior permission to work, even though your supervisor knows that you stayed late to finish up.
  • You are classified as an independent contractor even though your company sets your schedule/route and controls your work time.
  • Your employer gives you “comp time” instead of paying you the required time and a half even though you are not a government employee.

These are just a few of the ways that employers either misunderstand the FSLA Overtime rules or willfully manipulate their employees to avoid recompensing their employees the overtime pay they rightfully earned for  hours worked that exceed the normal workweek.

If you are in a similar situation, please fill out our Case Evaluation Form  and one of our Lore Firm overtime lawyers will be happy to let you know if there’s a possibility that you may be able to recover your unpaid wages and penalties from your employer.

Client Reviews


A situation that involves attorneys is emotional - Mike Lore is an attentive listener and really helped me come to the terms of my situation. He used his understanding of the law to construct a case that was grounded in fact and skipped the needless 'finger-pointing' and 'he-said/she-said' back and forth. Mike's professionalism with me (the client) and the opposing attorney moved the case forward quickly with a successful result.

- E.S.


After talking to HR and trying to find answers to my questions about the overtime laws online, I was so confused. I contacted the firm and spoke to Stacy. She was so nice and took the time to review my pay stubs. She explained what the law requires and how it applied to my job. Turns out I do not have a case. Even though I didn’t have a case, she sent me a follow up email with even more information. So glad I called them.

- P.A.


We live in another state, but my husband's company sent him to work in Texas for 6 months. With the laws being completely different from our home state, it was nice to speak to a professional that could put us at ease and explain the laws to us.

- D.E.