Are you being properly paid the Overtime Pay that you have earned?
Employers are required to pay wages of one and one-half times an employee’s wages for overtime hours. Often times, employees are required to work late hours and return to work early the next morning. Many employees don’t realize that this type of work schedule would require overtime pay. As long as an employee works more than eight (8) hours within a twenty-four (24) hour period of time, then an employer is required to pay overtime pay for the additional hours over and above the eight (8) hours that were worked.
For example, say an employee works an evening shift 5-days a week from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. at a wage of $10.00 an hour with a break for lunch of one-hour. A morning shift employee called in sick, so the manager required an employee to work the following morning from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This would constitute an additional eight (8) hours within a twenty-four (24) hour period. In this example, the employer would be required to pay the employee one and one-half times the employee’s wage for the additional eight (8) hours, which would be $15.00 per hour. If the employer pays the employee only $10.00 per hour for the additional eight (8) hours, then the employer would be violating NRS § 608.030. A quality overtime pay attorney would recognize this situation right away and would be able to get the correct amount of pay to their client.
Ask yourself the following questions?
- Do you work more than eight (8) hours within any twenty-four (24) hour period?
- Do you work more than forty (40) hours per week?
If you think your employer is not paying you overtime wages that you have earned, please feel free to contact the Gabroy | Messer online or call 702.259.7777 to schedule an initial consultation. We are here to listen to your issues, provide you with sound legal advice and zealously represent your interests.