Q: My employer doesn't pay me time and a half when I go over 40 hours. Is that legal?
A: Federal and state laws require that when an employee works in excess of 40 hours per week, the employee must be paid 1.5 times the regular rate of pay for each hour over 40, unless your job duties fall into certain legally recognized exemptions from overtime laws. Thus, the answer to your question depends on your work duties. Also, keep in mind that there are time restrictions on how far you can go back in time to collect unpaid overtime pay. It is critical to consult with an experienced employment law attorney to discuss your job duties as soon as possible. Feel free to contact our firm.
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