Overtime laws can be very complicated and confusing to both the worker and the employer. While some employers intentionally deny employees overtime pay, there are also many employers who, due to the complexity of overtime laws, mistakenly do not pay employees entitled overtime pay. Regardless if the act of denying an employee overtime pay is intentional or unintentional, when the employee is lawfully entitled to receive overtime pay for hours worked over 40 hours per week, the employee must be paid overtime pay for hours worked over 40 hours per week.
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If you file an overtime pay claim against your employer, they cannot fire you as a result, as your employer may also be faced with a potential employment retaliation legal claim.
One of the most common misconceptions about overtime pay is that if a worker is paid a salary, as opposed to an hourly wage, the employee is not entitled to receive overtime pay. The reality is that a salary, for the most part, is nothing more than a guaranteed level of income. A salary is still based upon 40 hours a week, and therefore has an hourly value. Most salaried employees are entitled to receive overtime pay for hours worked over 40 hours per week (or more than 8.0 hour per day).