Is It Illegal For an Employer to Clock Someone Out at Work?

In today’s fast-paced work environment, the line between professional and personal life may often get blurred. Regardless of how busy things get, it is vital that employees get paid for the work they have done. If an employer is clocking someone out at work, they must be sure to accurately capture their employees’ hours worked. […]

Understanding Overtime Exemptions for Employees with Computer-Related Jobs

Employees in certain jobs may find they are exempt from federal overtime pay requirements. Workers in this category are ineligible for time-and-a-half pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. The problem is many people are misclassified as exempt employees and do not know it. Many employees in computer-related occupations may be […]

What are the Overtime Exemptions for Sales Employees?

While many employees are eligible for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week, some may not be. However, workers are only exempt from overtime pay requirements if their jobs fit the criteria for an overtime exemption. Employers often make the mistake of treating some employees as overtime exempt when they […]

How Overtime Class and Collective Actions Benefit Many Employees

One of the first things many employees realize at the start of their careers is how important it is to advocate for themselves, because no one else will. However, while advocating for your interests is vitally important, there are times when your interests align with the interests of other employees, and you can help each […]

Evidence Used to Prove Workers Were Denied Overtime Pay

If you were denied overtime pay when you worked overtime hours, you may be able to hire an attorney to file a claim to recover the wages you should have received. However, your attorney needs evidence to prove you worked overtime hours and you were not paid time-and-a-half. Federal law requires employers to keep records […]

Have You Been Misclassified as Exempt from Overtime Laws?

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, many employees are owed overtime compensation when they work more than 40 hours in a week. Overtime pay must be equal to one and one half of an employee’s regular rate of pay. While some employees are exempt from overtime requirements, employers often misclassify workers as exempt when they […]

Why Employees Often Do Not Report Unpaid Overtime

If you are paid by the hour and you work more than 40 hours in a week, you must be paid one and a half times your regular rate of pay for every extra hour worked. Some employers do not do this, which is against the law. However, many workers often do not report these […]

Can Your Employer Fire You For Talking to an Attorney About Unpaid Overtime?

Unpaid overtime is a widespread problem, affecting employees in many industries. Many employees do not know they are being wrongly denied overtime because their employers have misclassified them. Others may be afraid to speak up about it out of fear of losing their jobs. Some people may be unsure if they may be able to […]

Do You Do Any of These Things While Off the Clock? You May be Overtime Eligible

Even when employees work a full 40-hour week, they may struggle to get every little thing done. That is why many employees end up doing some things on weekends or right before or after their shift ends. If this sounds like a normal part of your weekly routine, it is important to note you may […]

What Security Guards Should Know About Wage and Overtime Laws in California

According to the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services in California, a security guard is employed by licensed Private Patrol Operators or private security employers to protect persons or property or prevent theft. These individuals have the same rights as other employees to receive compensation for all hours worked. If you are a security guard […]

What Could My Unpaid Wages Claim Be Worth?

If your employer failed to pay you overtime or other wages to which you are entitled, you may be able to file a claim to recover the money you are owed. You could also be entitled to additional forms of compensation that are meant to punish your employer for breaking wage laws. If you would […]

Can Employers in California Require Employees to Work Overtime Hours?

California employees who work more than 40 hours in a single week or more than six days in a row must receive overtime pay. Working overtime hours is often up to the employee, but sometimes employers require their employees to work overtime. Employers may mandate overtime due to ongoing worker shortages. When they do this, […]