Federal labor laws dictate whether an employee is eligible for overtime pay and includes several exemptions, nuances and exceptions. If you are concerned that you are not receiving overtime pay, you should meet with an overtime pay attorney as soon as possible to discuss your eligibility. All too often, employers rely upon the ignorance of employees and fail to provide overtime payments in violation of federal laws. Do not become a victim of this practice; contact Deskin Law Firm today and exercise your right to overtime pay.
When analyzing whether overtime pay is warranted, an employee must first evaluate whether his or her job fits within the “non-exempt” category of employment- meaning a right to overtime pay. Traditional “non-exempt” employment categories can include any of the following: nurses, secretaries, clerical employees, chefs, factory workers, correctional officers, salaried retail employees, cosmetology specialists, janitorial staff or legal assistants. This list provides just a few examples of the many “non-exempt” employment positions protected by federal laws and entitled to overtime pay.
Certain high-ranking administrative, executive or professional employees are within the “exempt” category of federal labor laws and, therefore, are ineligible for overtime pay. This could include highly-paid workers like doctors, lawyers, architects or business owners. If you are unsure whether your position is considered “exempt” within the meaning of federal overtime laws, you should contact an overtime pay attorney quickly and without delay.
The amount of overtime you are owed will vary depending upon the number of hours worked per day or per week. For instance, if you work longer than eight hours in one day, you are entitled to time and one-half pay until you reach the 12th hour of consecutive work. Once you surpass 12 hours of work, you are entitled to double pay thereafter. Employees working longer than 40 hours in one week are also entitled to time and one-half after the 40th hour as are employees working on a seventh (or longer) consecutive day in a row.
While federal labor laws may seem confusing at first, your overtime pay attorney can help address any questions you may have regarding your eligibility for overtime pay. At Deskin Law Firm, we strive to help employees recover the full amount of compensation they are owed and will employ all necessary measures to meet your needs.