Under the laws of most states, employees are entitled to overtime pay at a rate of one and a half times their hourly rate when working more than 40 hours per week. Employees are also entitled to meals and rest breaks and must be properly paid for attending meetings and other off-the-clock tasks required by their employer.
In addition, employers sometimes improperly classify their employees as exempt, by calling them “managers” or “independent contractors,” to prevent those employees from receiving the benefits and overtime to which they are entitled. For instance, an employee who is classified as a “manager” but is required to do non-managerial tasks may be entitled to unpaid overtime.
If your employer is denying you breaks, forcing you to dedicate time to work-related matters off-the-clock or failing to pay you time-and-a-half when you have worked more than 40 hours a week, you may be entitled to back pay and other legal remedies. Our firm represents both individuals and groups of individuals regarding a variety of wage and hour violations and can help you determine whether you are being fairly compensated at your job. To report potential wage and hour violations,or to request more information, click here.