Wage and Hour/Overtime Pay
Unpaid Overtime Wages
By law, employers are required to pay overtime in the amount of one and a half times a person’s hourly rate for each hour over 40 worked per week, unless the employer can show that the employee is “exempt” from the overtime rules.
Yet, many people who are legally entitled to overtime pay do not receive it. Sometimes their employer tells them they are “salaried” or “exempt” when this is incorrect. Sometimes hard-working employees work extra hours without being paid for those hours. When an employee works more than 40 hours per week, the employer may later be required to pay that overtime, even if the employee no longer works for that employer.
This webpage is designed to provide you with basic information regarding employees’ rights to overtime pay. If you think you are owed overtime pay, we’d like to speak with you. There is no charge for the initial phone consultation. Please call our Wage and Overtime Hotline at 206-694-1684, or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.