Should I be paid overtime as a pest control technician?

Pest control technicians are usually considered to be hourly, non-exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Technicians may be paid on an hourly and a commission basis and if the majority of your job duties include non-managerial work and other non-sales related work then yes - you are generally eligible to receive overtime pay. Overtime is paid at a premium of 1.5 times your regular pay rate for every hour over 40 worked in a work week.

If you do not receive overtime pay as a pest control technician then you need to determine if you are a non-exempt employee. Our employment lawyers generally find that employers often fail to properly compensate workers with their federally-mandated overtime pay.

Pest control technicians have successfully brought wage and hour claims to court because they proved that more than half of their time was spent performing inspections or other non-sales related job duties.

Learn how to recover your overtime pay as a pest control technician

A free review of your job duties is generally all that is needed to determine your exemption status under the law. Contact our employment lawyers at 1-888-449-2068 to start a free case review today. Our firm has represented many workers in FLSA cases nationwide, including workers in national collective-action cases.

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