Unpaid Overtime

How Cash-in-Lieu of Benefit Payments Affect Overtime Pay

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Unpaid Overtime Dec 30, 2021

Some employers provide cash in lieu of benefits to their employees. For example, if an employee declines to participate in the employer’s group health insurance, the employer may give the employee the money it would have spent on his or her insurance…

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Is it Legal for Your Employer to Give You Paid Time Off Instead of Overtime Pay?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Unpaid Overtime Dec 14, 2021

Non-exempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a week must receive overtime pay equal to one-and-a-half times their regular rate of pay. The problem is, this is expensive for employers, which is why they often look for ways to get out of paying overtime. One…

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Employees File Unpaid Overtime Complaint Against TransPerfect

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Unpaid Overtime Dec 10, 2021

On Friday December 3, 2021, our firm and Nichols Kaster, PLLP filed a Complaint (2:21-cv-09390) against TransPerfect Translations International, Inc. (“TransPerfect”). The Complaint alleges that TransPerfect unlawfully denied overtime payments to Project…

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What Happens When State and Federal Overtime Laws Differ?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Unpaid Overtime Nov 12, 2021

Each state in the U.S. is different for a variety of reasons, from weather, culture and food to car insurance requirements and laws on overtime pay. In some cases, state overtime laws differ from federal overtime laws. It is important to know some of…

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How Overtime Class and Collective Actions Benefit Many Employees

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Unpaid Overtime Oct 27, 2021

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…

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Misconceptions Employees Often Have About Overtime Laws

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Unpaid Overtime Sep 30, 2021

Unfortunately, many employees do not know their rights under federal and state overtime laws. They may have some idea of the basics of overtime pay, but they often have misconceptions about their eligibility and when employers may have violated these…

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Industries That Often Violate Laws on Overtime Pay for Workers

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Unpaid Overtime Sep 16, 2021

Federal and state overtime laws apply to workers in a wide variety of industries and occupations. While workers in any industry could be denied overtime pay when they work overtime hours, overtime violations are quite common in certain industries and…

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What Employees Paid on Commission Need to Know About Overtime Pay

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Unpaid Overtime Aug 23, 2021

Most employees are paid a set rate by the hour. However, some employers would rather pay their employees on commission or on a piece-rate basis. The hope is this motivates employees to work harder so they can earn more money. However, employees need…

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Evidence Used to Prove Workers Were Denied Overtime Pay

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Unpaid Overtime Jul 21, 2021

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…

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How Much Time Must Managers Spend on Management Tasks to be Exempt from Overtime?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Unpaid Overtime Jun 22, 2021

As far as federal overtime laws are concerned, manager is just a title, it does not make someone exempt from overtime laws. Below, learn more about when managers may be exempt from overtime requirements. If you think you have been misclassified as exempt…

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