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Chapter 1 -
Employees are due overtime pay for working more than 40
hours per week in most situations.
Federal law and some (state laws StateOvertimeLaw.us) require
this. This web site has been created to
help victims working for companies not paying overtime when they should. Overtime generally means earning additional
pay for time worked after the employee ends a regular workday, usually an
eight-hour day. If you work overtime,
your employer must do two things:
- Keep detailed time records, and
- Pay at least one and a half times your
regular pay rate.
To determine if you are entitled to overtime pay, you should
make sure you are not exempt.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires employers to pay minimum
wage and overtime. Employers must follow
the act unless an exemption applies.
The FLSA only applies if there is an employment
relationship. Special rules apply for
many different situations.
Unfortunately, some employers take advantage of the many different laws,
paying employees less than what is required. OvertimeScams.us lists many
of the most common job titles, descriptions, and industries abused by
employers, as well as many of the industries most prone to the abuse of
OvertimePayLaw.us is an e-booklet. We have several brief chapters, designed to
be read in order. By hitting the links
below, you can choose to skip through the order.
Chapter 1 Introduction - Home
Chapter 2 What If You Are Owed Overtime?
Chapter 3 Common Mistakes
Chapter 4 Exemptions
Chapter 5 Calculating Overtime Pay
Chapter 6 Retaliation
Chapter 7 Basic Wage Standards
Chapter 8 Record Keeping
Chapter 9 Other Anti-discrimination Laws
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