It happens a lot but few people ever do anything about it. You can never get all of your work done in 40 hours a week but your boss refuses to approve overtime pay. The boss says you should be able to finish all your work in eight hours a day, but if you can’t you must stay until it is finished. Are you entitled to overtime pay? Yes if (1) you are an hourly worker (or someone who is paid a salary but should, in reality, be a “non-exempt” employee protected by the overtime laws) and (2) your boss knows about your overtime but either ignores it or encourages it. Don’t let employers take advantage of you by skirting federal and state overtime laws. If you routinely work more than 40 hours per week, call an employment law attorney to learn if you are entitled to overtime pay.
January 21, 2011 – Castronovo & McKinney, LLC – Paul Castronovo