Identifying Unpaid Overtime: What You Need to Know

Unpaid overtime can significantly affect a worker’s earnings, and identifying whether you’re owed such pay is crucial. Workers should be aware of several key points.

        • Hours Worked Beyond 40: Any work over 40 hours per week typically qualifies for overtime unless the employee is exempt.
        • Misclassification Issues: A common issue is the misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime when their duties do not justify such an exemption.
        • Procedures for Claiming Overtime: Employees should know how to track their hours accurately and understand the process for reporting discrepancies to ensure they receive all due overtime pay.

Awareness and understanding of these elements enable employees to vigilantly monitor their work conditions and assert their rights when violations occur.