I am a cashier and work more than 40 hours a week but I am not paid overtime. Is this legal?

If you are a cashier, you are considered an hourly, non-exempt employee, which means you should receive time-and-a-half for any hours over 40 in a workweek. If you do not receive overtime pay, this is a violation of the wage and hour laws and you may have a wage claim against your employer.

Whether you are a cashier, bagger, janitor or a produce employee you are usually eligible to be paid overtime.


Kennedy Hodges has represented workers in all industries and we have found that low-wage workers are frequently taken advantage of by employers who try to cheat them out of their federally mandated overtime pay. Most workers simply are unaware of the labor laws and miss out on their due wages.

If you are unsure if you are paid correctly, send us a contact form to tell us about your case or contact us toll-free at 1-888-449-2068 to start a free case review. Our employment lawyers can determine your overtime eligibility status with a quick review of your job duties and how you are paid.
 
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