Overtime Pay Case Studies: Real Stories, Real Solutions
Overtime Pay Justice: Real Stories, Real Solutions
Understanding the law on overtime pay can be a challenge for both employers and employees. The truth is that many employees are classified as exempt who should under law be paid extra for hours worked over forty in a week.
Below are a few of the many examples of people we have helped enforce their rights to payment under the overtime laws. The names and images are fictitious, but the stories are real.
Every person's story is a little different, but there are lessons to be learned from people who have gone through similar situations.
Overtime for Line Manager
Allison, a production manager at a litigation support company, found herself working over 60 hours a week with no additional compensation. Despite her title, she lacked direct supervisory authority and decision-making power. Explore Allison's story to understand how her exemption status impacted her overtime rights. Read more here.
Overtime for Sandwich Maker Called a "Manager"
Kevin, a teenager working at a local sandwich shop, received the title "manager" but continued to perform sandwich-making tasks. With no subordinates and minimal decision-making responsibilities, Kevin's employer stopped paying him overtime solely due to his title change. Discover how Kevin's case highlights the importance of accurate classification. Read more here.
Attempt to Avoid Overtime by Paying in Separate Checks
Rick, a painter at a small local company, faced an employer attempting to evade overtime premium payments by using separate paychecks. His paystub never reflected the overtime hours he worked, resulting in substantial unpaid premiums. Dive into Rick's story to understand the implications of such practices. Read more here.
Overtime Pay for HVAC Technician
Al, an HVAC technician, was expected to be paid prevailing wage rates for his work on public construction projects. Despite being paid a salary, he consistently worked more hours than reported on his time card. Learn how Al's situation highlights the importance of accurate wage calculations. Read more here.
Overtime for Independent Contractors
Juan, Mark, and Jim worked as set builders in the theatre-based entertainment industry as independent contractors. Their piece-rate pay structure failed to account for hours worked beyond 40 in a week. Explore their experiences as independent contractors and the potential consequences. Read more here.
Overtime for Store Manager
Jake, a store manager at a discount retail store, was initially responsible for a new location. Over time, his managerial responsibilities diminished, and he spent most of his hours on non-managerial tasks. Delve into Jake's story to see how his evolving role impacted his overtime eligibility. Read more here.
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