How Small Amounts of Off-the-Clock Work Add Up to Large Dollars
OVER $400 MILLION
IN RECOVERED WAGES
85 YEARS OF
Many workers don’t realize how much small amounts of off-the-clock overtime work hurts their pocket. They may even think it’s not worth it to recover lost wages. For hourly employees, time is money. Even in small increments, unpaid overtime adds up quickly.
For example, a full-time hourly worker who earns $12 per hour works just 20 minutes off-the-clock each weekday, or a total of 1 hour per week. Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, an employee who is not paid for their overtime work can recover back wages for up to 3 years, and even typically allows the worker to recover double damages. Accordingly, just 1 hour per week of unpaid overtime can equate to back pay over $5,000. For 5 hours per week of unpaid overtime, the worker’s damages could exceed $28,000. In addition, an employer who illegally withholds wages is also required to pay the employee’s attorneys’ fees and costs.
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