Wage & Hour: Overtime Pay Class Action Lawsuits | Overtime Pay Labor Law Lawyers
A team of overtime class action attorneys and overtime labor lawyers is investigating wage and hour overtime claims being made by employees of some of the nation's largest companies that they have not received the overtime pay to which they are entitled under state and/or federal overtime labor laws.
How Do Employers Cheat Employees Out Of Overtime Pay?
Employers often try to avoid paying employees overtime pay due under federal and/or state overtime law in the following ways:
By misclassifying a non exempt overtime employee as an exempt employee (for instance, by miscategorizing workers as executives, administrators, professionals, outside sale persons or independent contractors);
Requiring overtime employees to work off the clock (for instance, by failing to record time actually worked on the job, failing to compensate with overtime pay for meal periods and rest breaks, failing to pay overtime for travel from shop to work-site and back, not paying overtime for time spent working while traveling, failing to pay overtime for attendance at training, meetings and lectures, failing to compensate for arriving early to perform necessary preparations for work, not paying overtime pay for time it takes to suit-up or put protective gear on, time waiting to log in, on-call time, or time in security lines, forcing employees to work on the weekends without clocking in, or by telling employees to report fewer hours than actually worked);
Telling employees that they are not entitled to overtime pay for various improper reasons (for example, that that they didn't get permission or approval in advance for overtime pay, that they are paid on a salaried basis, etc.);
Incorrectly calculating the amount of overtime pay due (by, for instance, carrying over one week's overtime hours into another week, paying employees their regular rate for overtime work; altering employees' time sheets, etc.);
Giving time off in lieu of overtime pay; compensatory time; or comp time to private sector workers (a type of work schedule arrangement that allows workers to take time off instead of, or in addition to, receiving overtime pay.).
If you are an employee at a large company and believe that you have not been paid all of the overtime pay, hourly wages, salary and other benefits that you believe you are owed under federal and/or state law, our overtime pay class action lawyers may be able to help you fight back and recover your money.
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