Getting Paid Straight Time For Long Hours Over Weekends And Holidays?
Are you required to work 12-hour days? Are you paid the same per hourly rate for each of those hours on the job? Working over the weekends and holidays? You should get paid fairly for all the time you work. If you are a nonexempt worker, you deserve to be paid overtime, not “straight time,” when you work over 40 hours per week.
Facing your employer on your own may be difficult without an experienced lawyer. You may not get the results you deserve. If you are getting paid straight time for overtime hours, call the Law Office of P. Zachary Stewart today at 304-914-3577. We understand that every unpaid wage claim is unique and gets our undivided attention. Let us help you pursue the overtime pay you earned.
What Is “Straight Time” Pay?
Employers sometimes pay their workers “straight time,” meaning the employees are paid the same hourly rate for every hour worked. If the company does not pay 1 1/2 times the employee’s regular rate or hourly rate, and the employee is not exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) guidelines, a lawsuit may be filed to recover unpaid overtime.
FLSA sets the standards for wages and overtime guidelines employers must comply with when paying their employees. An employer can require their workers to work any number of hours. FLSA does not limit the number of hours or days a worker may work. However, FLSA laws require employers to compensate their nonexempt hourly employees who work more than 40 hours per week at a rate equal to 1 1/2 times their regular rate of pay.
Take The First Step To Pursuing The Overtime Wages You Have Earned
If you are an employee working long hours but getting paid straight time or have unpaid straight time issues, contact our law office for a free consultation with an attorney to discuss your unpaid wages. Call the Law Office of P. Zachary Stewart in Weirton at 304-914-3577 or tell us about your situation online. Helping employees throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia, our experienced firm also takes overtime claims cases nationwide.