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If you have been working overtime but have not received proper compensation, you must contact an experienced overtime lawyer. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) put forward by the United States Department of Labor dictates that employees (unless exempt) must receive at least time and one-half of their regular pay for any time worked over 40 hours in a particular week. The work week is not necessarily Sunday to Saturday but has to be seven consecutive 24 hour days.
Some employers try to ignore these laws and deny their employees the money they deserve. Others are simply not aware that the law requires that workers be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week. Further still, some employees do not understand the complexities of this law. If your employer has denied you overtime pay when you have worked more than 40 hours in a week, contact an experienced attorney to handle your case. We will work with you to help you get the wages you have earned. We will stand by your side and demand that you be compensated for your hard work.
Unscrupulous employers may try to tell you that you are exempt from receiving overtime because you are in a managerial position. Others may insist that you cannot receive overtime because you are a salaried employee. This is simply not true! Unless your position is exempt (which means that you are in a managerial position, a professional, or an administrative professional), you are entitled to overtime.
Unfortunately, misconceptions about this law run rampant. For example, if you take work home with you because you simply cannot complete all the work that your employer demands in a 40-hour work week, you are entitled to receive overtime pay. If you are unclear whether or not you can get overtime, call Cohen & Cohen. We are here to help you navigate this sometimes murky situation. If we determine that you are due back overtime pay, we will work with you to ensure that you get every penny you have earned.