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What Are My Legal Options If My Employer Does Not Pay Me Overtime?

Legally reviewed by David W.Hodges and Don J. Foty

Employees are protected by certain laws and regulations that ensure the fair treatment and pay for the work they do. While employees should be able to trust that their employers will properly compensate them, that is not always the case. If you have not been paid for the overtime hours you have worked as a non-exempt employee, it is important you understand the legal options available to you, including filing an unpaid wages claim with the help of one of our trusted lawyers.

Hodges & Foty, LLP is a law firm with over 40 years of combined experience representing workers’ rights nationwide. As specialists with a focus on wage and hour disputes, we help clients who have not been properly compensated for their overtime. We will demonstrate an unwavering dedication to ensuring justice for those impacted by unfair labor practices. To see how we can help with your unpaid overtime pay case, contact us today by calling our office at (713) 523-0001 or by using our contact form

What Are the Legal Requirements Regarding Overtime Pay?

Many hourly workers, along with some salaried workers, are entitled to overtime pay under specific conditions. These laws are designed to ensure that non-exempt employees receive fair compensation for their extra time and effort. 

If you work more than eight hours in a single day, exceed 40 hours in a week, or work for more than six consecutive days, you should be compensated at a rate of 1.5x your standard pay. This policy is in place to recognize and reward the hard work and dedication of employees who put in additional hours at their place of work.

While the rules surrounding overtime pay are designed to be clear and straightforward, some workers still face challenges in receiving the overtime compensation they rightfully deserve. There are various methods through which employers may incorrectly withhold overtime pay, including:

  • Encouraging employees to work off-the-clock or after their scheduled hours
  • Misclassifying employees as exempt from overtime pay
  • Refusing to provide wages for overtime work
  • Paying the regular rate of pay for any overtime work

If you have been the victim of any of the above unfair wage practices, you have the right to pursue justice by filing an unpaid overtime wage claim.

Can You Pursue Compensation For Unpaid Overtime Wages?

If you believe you are owed overtime wages that were not properly paid to you by your employer, you have the right to seek justice. While it may seem overwhelming to file an unpaid overtime wages claim and go up against your employer, you do not need to go through the process alone.

However, your best option is often to partner with a lawyer who has experience in unpaid wages. In situations involving unpaid overtime, it is important to note that the responsibility to prove the claim falls on you. This is where having an attorney can make a significant difference, as lawyers are well-versed in the kind of evidence needed to successfully argue an unpaid overtime wage claim.

Are You Not Being Paid Overtime Wages? Contact Hodges & Foty, LLP Today

If you have been affected by unfair overtime practices, the law provides avenues for remedy and compensation. At Hodges & Foty, LLP, we can ensure your employment rights are fully protected and your concerns are addressed. Our attorneys have extensive trial experience, meaning you are getting qualified and skilled care. 

Our law firm has extensive experience in handling cases related to overtime disputes and employment law violations. If you are seeking proper compensation for unpaid overtime, contact our dedicated team at (713) 523-0001 or through our contact form.

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