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 be working overtime. That means you may be eligible for overtime pay.
If you do a significant amount of work off the clock, but your employer refuses to provide overtime compensation, you may want to discuss things with a licensed unpaid overtime lawyer. The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl has helped many employees recover the wages they were wrongfully denied.
If you are a non-exempt employee, which means you are covered by federal and state overtime laws, you must be paid time-and-a-half for any overtime hours worked in a week. This may include the hours spent doing activities such as:
You could have been doing these things while off your employer’s premises and still be eligible for overtime pay.
Is your employer tracking these activities? If you added up the hours spent on these activities, would it put you over 40 hours per week?
These are important questions you can discuss in a free consultation with a licensed attorney from our firm. There is no obligation to hire our services if we find you have a valid claim.
There are certain industries where employees may be more likely to be denied overtime for off-the-clock activities, such as:
Employers are responsible for making sure non-exempt employees avoid off-the-clock work. There are several steps they may take to make sure this happens:
There is no risk in contacting our firm. The initial consultation is free of charge and comes with no obligation to take legal action.
We are prepared to pursue maximum compensation for your unpaid wages and hold your employer accountable for potentially breaking the law.
Our attorneys have recovered millions in compensation on behalf of employees who were denied the wages they earned. This includes a settlement of $2.3 million for former employees of M&T Bank.
Contact our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation if you have been injured by another’s negligence. You may be entitled to compensation.
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