This is not only unfair, but it is also illegal. The wage and overtime laws state that non-exempt workers must be paid overtime pay for every hour over 40 that they work in a workweek.
There are only certain types of employees that are truly exempt from receiving overtime. This can include certain executive, administrative, professional, or outside sales employees. However, it is difficult to fall into one of these non-exempt categories.
The law is clear: If you put in extra hours above 40 in a workweek, you should get extra pay for each one of those hours. It doesn’t matter if you are a salaried employee, blue-collar or white-collar worker. You must be paid premium pay for overtime hours if you are a non-exempt employee. The Department of Labor estimates that almost 90% of workers are eligible to overtime pay.
If you believe you should be paid overtime pay and your boss refuses to pay it you should contact our employment lawyers to start a free case review with our employment lawyers today at 1-888-449-2068.
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