NJ Overtime Law – Forced Overtime

By Thomas McKinney

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

About the Author
Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.