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.
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:
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.
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.