What is Overtime?
Information from Texas Overtime Attorneys
Overtime is considered the additional amount that is paid to employees that have worked above 40 hours in one work week. The law requires that these employees are paid a minimum of one and a half times the regular pay amount. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that non-exempt employees receive
An employer may require employees to work overtime at his or her discretion, but he or she must pay them for those extra hours. If an employer pays his or her employees salary, it does not necessarily mean that they are not eligible for overtime payment. Employees that are non-exempt are usually still entitled to overtime pay if they have worked in excess of 40 hours in one week. If you believe that you may be owed overtime, it is in your best interests to speak with one of
our AV® rated attorneys today.
At Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry, we have assisted many clients that were having difficulty obtaining overtime and unpaid wages. We understand how upsetting financial insecurity from unpaid wages can be and that is why we have devoted our experience to helping those that are not being fairly compensated. With over 100 years of combined experience, we are dedicated to representing those that wish to obtain the unpaid wages and overtime that is rightfully theirs.
Defending Against Overtime Denial
When employers ignore overtime laws or try to avoid payment of overtime through
misclassification and other means, they are usually hoping that their employees will not notice and that they will be able to avoid payment altogether. An employee is not allowed to waive his right to overtime payment even if he or she agreed to not accept payment for the work he or she had executed. Assistance from one of our experienced
board certified attorney can help you to begin correcting this situation immediately.