& Hour: Overtime, Unpaid Bonuses/Commissions
getting paid what your employer owes you? Are you forced
to work overtime, or off the clock but not receiving
any extra pay? Has your employer not fulfilled promises
of future compensation that were made to you when you
were hired? We can help.
Failure to pay overtime is a surprisingly common practice.
Employers often try to avoid paying overtime in the
employees work "off the clock";
employees overtime pay when the overtime is not approved
employees only their regular rate for overtime work;
over one week's overtime hours into another week;
a timekeeping method that automatically "clocks
out" employees either for lunch periods or at the
end of a time period, regardless of whether the employees
continue working for the clocked-out time;
employees to arrive early to perform necessary preparations
for work, including putting on or removing protective
employees' time sheets.
employees misclassified as exempt
employee is not exempt from overtime payment simply
because she is paid the same salary every week, as opposed
to by the hour. The most common Fair Labor Standards
Act (FLSA) and state law exemptions for salaried employees
apply primarily to professionals, such as doctors or
lawyers, or high-level employees who have a considerable
amount of discretion in conducting their affairs. Employees
who are not exempt under the FLSA or applicable state
laws are entitled to be paid for all time worked in
excess of 40 hours per week, regardless of their salaried
status. Employers frequently violate FLSA by failing
to pay overtime to salaried employees that the employer
misclassifies as exempt. If your employer has misclassified
you as exempt, our attorneys can help you.
Contact us now to find out whether you are entitled
unpaid overtime, bonuses, commissions or other compensation.
Limitation periods that could bar your claim may already
be running so time is of the essence.