Chapter 3 Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes

Some common examples of when employers fail to pay overtime are:

  • Employers mistakenly treat employees as exempt from overtime pay
  • Employers fail to pay overtime to employees who are on salary
  • Employers fail to pay for “off the clock” work
  • Employers pay for overtime but not the correct amount required by law
  • There is an agreement between the employer and the employee that conflicts with the requirements of overtime pay

OvertimeScams.us lists the most common overtime and Wage-and-Hour abuses, categorized by job title, description, and industry.

See Case Briefs – Determining Hours Worked.