Helping Employees Hurt By Unpaid Overtime
It’s a simple concept. You should be paid what you are owed for the number of hours you work in a week. Generally speaking, full-time employees who work more than 40 hours in a week are entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked beyond the first 40. Of course, there are numerous exceptions to this rule. Problems occur when employers attempt to apply an exception where one shouldn’t exist. If you believe you should be receiving overtime pay, seek help from an experienced lawyer.
At the Law Office of Jose G. Gonzalez, our attorneys have more than 35 years of combined experience representing workers throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas. To schedule an initial consultation with us, call 956-731-4324.
Overtime: Hourly Or Salaried?
Overtime pay should not be any less than one and a half times your regular pay. In general, workers who are salaried are not eligible for overtime pay. However, in order to be classified as a salaried worker there are certain factors that must be met as part of your regular job duties. Oftentimes, employers may try to get around paying overtime by classifying workers as salaried when the law states that they should be paid hourly. These issues can get complicated quickly, which is why it is important to get legal help if you have concerns about your pay rate.
Contact Our Employment Law Attorneys In Texas
If you believe that your employee rights are being violated, we can help determine what steps should be taken next. To schedule an appointment to discuss your unpaid overtime case, call 956-731-4324. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your message promptly. From our office location in McAllen, we serve clients throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas.