Should I be paid overtime as a home alarm technician if I work more than 40 hours a week?

If you work as an alarm technician and put in more than forty hours in a workweek, you should make sure you are paid overtime pay for every hour over 40. If an alarm company does not pay you overtime you are likely a victim of wage theft.

Wage theft occurs frequently in the service installation industry and it can take many forms, including:
  • Working more than 40 hours in a workweek, but not receiving overtime pay,
  • Pay violations using the Fluctuating work week pay method,
  • An employer shaving hours off your time sheet,
  • Not being paid for working off-the-clock,
  • Not being paid for working through lunch, or automatic lunch deductions even if you didn’t take a lunch,
  • Being misclassified as an independent contractor.
If you are an alarm installation technician and you beli8eve you have been a victim of wage theft you have rights to recover your back pay. Under the wage and hour laws employees can recover up to two (and sometimes) three years of back pay from an employer who is found violating wage and labor laws.

Many employers save a lot of money (and rob you of your pay) by violating the wage laws.
If you would like more information on recovering your back wages, or if you are unsure if you have a wage claim contact our employment lawyers at 1-888-449-2068 to start a free, no obligation case review today. Our office works on a contingency fee basis, which means unless we obtain a successful recovery in your case you do not owe us anything.

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