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Federal Overtime Regulations

According to the United States Department of Labor, some workers are entitled to certain overtime wages when they work beyond a normal 40-hour work week if they are employed full time. The Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, was established so that workers who do not meet certain exemptions would be paid at least time-and-a-half for the hours they work over 40 in one week. Unfortunately, many employers violate these overtime regulations, resulting in employees not receiving the full amount of pay for which they worked.

Understanding Overtime Regulations

An employee who works overtime and is not considered exempt according to federal regulations should be paid appropriately. However, there are some important regulations that workers should know, including:

  • Overtime does not apply to Saturdays or Sundays, unless actually working over regular hours
  • Overtime does not apply to holidays or rest days, unless actually working over regular hours
  • A bonus might be required to be considered as part of a worker’s regular pay
  • Overtime does not need to be paid for nighttime or double pay

Understanding these regulations can help a worker better comprehend his or her individual rights and help him or her perceive if a violation of those rights has occurred.

Call an Overtime Attorney in Madison

If you feel that your rights as a worker have been violated by not being paid overtime wages, then you may be able to take legal action against your employer. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., we work with workers in Madison who have not been paid their rightfully earned wages. Discuss your situation and possible options today by calling us at 800-242-2874.