Working Overtime

Working OvertimeIf you are working overtime and not getting paid 1 1/2 time for all hours over 40 you should consult an overtime lawyer to determine how you can get paid.

All employees are entitled to overtime unless an exemption applies.  The exemptions are sometimes complicated and an overtime attorney can help advise you.

If you work overtime it does not matter that you are paid a salary.  It is not how you are paid that counts.  It is the job you do and your duties and responsibilities that count.

Working Overtime

The job you perform determines if you are entitled to overtime pay.  Complete the for for a Free consultation.

The exemptions provided by FLSA Section 13(a)(1) do not apply to manual laborers or other “blue-collar” workers who perform work involving repetitive operations with their hands, physical skill and energy.  Such nonexempt “blue-collar” employees gain the skills and knowledge required for performance of their routine manual and physical work through apprenticeships and on-the-job training.

FLSA-covered, non-management employees in production, maintenance, construction and similar occupations such as carpenters, electricians, mechanics, plumbers, iron workers, craftsmen, operating engineers, longshoremen, construction workers and laborers are entitled to minimum wage and overtime premium pay under the FLSA, and are not exempt under Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA nor the regulations at 29 CFR Part 541, no matter how highly paid they might be.

The workweek ordinarily includes all time during which an employee is necessarily required to be on the employer’s premises, on duty or at a prescribed work place. “Workday”, in general, means the period between the time on any particular day when such employee commences his/her “principal activity” and the time on that day at which he/she ceases such principal activity or activities. The workday may therefore be longer than the employee’s scheduled shift, hours, tour of duty, or production line time.