Many employees engage in significant work activities outside of their normal working hours. Attending meetings, filing reports, cleaning workstations, and many other job activities are often done by workers when they are technically off the clock. However, if their employer is aware of this work, it is usually necessary for them to provide appropriate compensation for their employee’s efforts. Regrettably, in many situations, employers fail to provide proper compensation, despite knowing their employees have worked overtime hours.
Employees who work off the clock are entitled to receive compensation for the work they perform, even if they did not expect to receive pay for that work, as long as they are not considered exempt from overtime pay. Work which might fall into this category includes:
Employers who are aware of any work performed by an employee in these circumstances must provide appropriate compensation if they employee is qualified to receive overtime.
If you believe that you may not have been rightfully paid for work you performed outside of the normal work hours or from a different location, you may be entitled to file a claim for the financial losses this has caused. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.®, our legal team believes in supporting employees who have not been compensated appropriately and fully for the work they have completed. Call Jason Knutson at 608-255-6663 to gain a deeper understanding of Wisconsin overtime laws and how they may apply to you in this situation.