Whether working a few hours a week or over 40 hours a week, an employee deserves to be paid for all the work that is performed for an employer. Federal law dictates that many employees are entitled to overtime wages if they work over 40 hours in a workweek.
For non-exempt employees that work over 40 hours in a workweek, the employee is required to pay time and a half for hours 41 and up.
Quite often, employees are incorrectly told that they are “salaried” and therefore not entitled to overtime wages. However, there are many exceptions to the employer’s reliance on this belief. Even if you are paid a salary, you may still be entitled to overtime wages. An attorney can offer assistance with wage & hour laws if an employee feels as though they have not been properly compensated.