Employees working digitally outside the office are entitled to overtime pay


Employees working digitally outside the office are entitled to overtime pay

In today’s connected world, workers leave the office but don’t leave their work behind.

Bosses send e-mails asking about projects, and co-workers send text messages about work tasks.  Employees communicate outside of regular working hours about work via group messaging applications like WhatsApp and GroupMe.  Employees participate in conference calls before or after work, and get called by their co-workers on their days off.

However, many employees perform all of this extra work and are not paid for it.

Employees often think that these issues just come with the job.  However, the law is clear: companies must pay their workers for ALL time worked. This rule requires pay for all time spent performing tasks when you leave work.

If your employer doesn’t have a way for you to report your time worked away from the job that does not relieve them for their obligation to pay you!

Companies have paid large settlements for failing to pay workers for their work away from the job.   Our law firm enforces wage laws and fights for workers and has recovered over $400 million for employees who were not paid all of their hard earned wages.

If you performed digital work off-the-clock without pay for an employer within the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation for unpaid overtime hours. Please call the Shavitz Law Group at (561) 447-8888 or email us at info@shavitzlaw.com to learn about your rights.