Overtime refers to any hours worked by an employee after he/she has completed 40 hours (usually 8 hours, 5 days a week), according to a company's standards. Hours are calculated over a whole week, not on a daily basis.
For instance, an employee who works 10 hours on Monday and then works seven hours a day for the next four days of the week, is not considered to have worked overtime. In addition, a week can be defined by the employer as any seven consecutive days, each day consisting of a period of 24 hours.
There are some exceptions to these rules of overtime, which only apply under special circumstances, such as police personnel, firefighters, employees of hospitals and nursing homes, and so on. If you work in one of these fields, you should check the company's overtime standards.
The FLSA, which regulates labor standards in the United States, does not require that employers assign extra payment to employees working overtime. The employee has the right to receive the payment, which will be one and a half times the regular hourly for all hours exceeding the 40 hour workweek. The FLSA does not obligate employers to provide extra pay for weekends or holidays, unless the employee has worked over 40 hours that week.
Employee misclassification is a strategy to reduce payroll. Some employees who should be paid hourly are paid a salary, which allows the employer to have an employee working countless hours with no overtime pay. Other employers offer overtime pay as a cash payment.
There are many cases where a company's ignorance or greed prevents compensation for those overtime hours to which the employee is entitled.
Looking at some of the following examples should help you determine whether you or another employee is not being compensated for overtime work:
You should also claim for Unpaid Wages if you think your employer has done any of the following violations:
Overtime violations are seen daily in many companies throughout the United States. Florida state law and federal law are very clear in stating that workers who work more than 40 hours a week are allowed overtime. Some common tricks are used by employers to avoid paying employees overtime, including assigning work outside of working hours or classifying their status as exempt from overtime laws. Attorneys who specialize in these types of cases can help you and your co-workers get compensation for any unpaid overtime.
Lawyers who work on cases of unpaid overtime play an important role for many victims of employers who do not comply by the laws in Miami Florida. At Gallardo Law Firm our lawyers will help you or a loved one who has been the victim of an employer who has taken advantage in order to obtain benefits from your work. The most common issue is an employer who does not pay what is stipulated by wage and hour laws.
Do not be afraid to claim for this injustice, which not only affects you but also your family. It is important to work from the beginning with attorneys in cases of unpaid overtime in Miami Florida because they have knowledge about the laws of the state and can guide you in the legal process. They will ensure that you are fairly compensated for your financial losses and end the process as quickly as possible. These cases can become a complex legal process which requires the special attention of a lawyer in order to win your case.
Gallardo Law Firm has defended the rights of many individuals in our community and beyond who have chosen us to represent them. Our attorneys are highly qualified representing different types of cases of unpaid overtime. For many individuals, these cases turn out to be painful and overwhelming. Our goal at Gallardo is to find the answers to your particular case and make your life stress-free.
Our lawyers in Miami have all the professional knowledge to handle your case and look for your best interests. If you are having issues of unpaid overtime with your employer, do not hesitate to find the answers you need. Meet today with one of our attorneys, they will provide legal representation in your case.