Crone & Mason, PLC is a pioneering law firm in the area of employee's rights, representing clients nationally in a wide range of employment related class actions and individual lawsuits, many of which with national importance, including overtime, wage and hour, personal injury, employment discrimination, financial fraud, minimum wage, and Fair Labor Standards Act -- FLSA.

The Fair Labor Standards Act FLSA is the federal overtime law setting wage and hour pay.  Crone & Mason, PLC’s overtime attorneys and lawyers wrote the following web sites seeking to educate clients and readers about mandatory overtime pay law:,, and


Introduction lists the most common overtime and Wage-and-Hour abuses, categorized by job title, description, and industry. Overtime pay for more than forty (40) hours per week is required under federal law.  This law, called the Fair Labor Standards Act, establishes a uniform minimum wage and requires employers to keep accurate records of hours worked and pay a premium rate for all hours worked over forty (40) in a week.  For a more in-depth discussion of the FLSA, visit

Some businesses abuse or fail to meet their legal obligation to pay overtime.  Problems arise because there are many complicated exemptions and exceptions to overtime-pay law.  Many businesses violate federal law without intending to underpay.  Other businesses choose to take advantage of their employees and their lack of knowledge of federal law.  Through creative scams, employers have successfully cheated employees out of money they are due.  Fortunately, through the efforts of federal and state authorities and lawyers, many of these scams have been identified and disputed, often resulting in additional pay due employees.

While it is not possible to list every imaginable scam or scheme, we have listed the most common below. In addition, we have listed the top four everyday employer slip-ups.  Other scams and schemes are categorized below by job title, description, and industry.  As you read many of the scams and schemes, please remember that every job description, title, and industry is different.  Please consider obtaining a lawyer's opinion for your particular situation.

Specific Occupations, Titles, and Scams:

Arson Investigators
Assistant Manager
Associate Manager
Automobile Dealers
Break Time
Cash Off the Books
Civic or Charitable Work
Claims Adjusters
Clerical Workers
Command Officers
Commissioned Sales
Commuting Time
“Comp Time”
Computer Workers
Contract Employees
Counting Hours
Daycare Center/Pre-school Employees
Delivery Drivers
Disabled Workers
Dispute Resolution
Distillery Workers
Drug Testing
Dual Employment
Emergency Medical Service Employees
EMS Employees
Fast Food Restaurant Employee
Federal Employees
Food Processing Workers
Holiday Pay
Home-workers (Craft Piece Work)
Hospital Workers
Improper Classification
Incentive Pay
Incorrect Rate of Pay
Independent Contractors
Inside Sales
Insurance Claims Representative
K-9 Handlers
Local Government Employees
Longevity Pay
Meal Periods
Meat Packers
Medical Attention
Miscalculation of Rate
Mortgage Brokers
Motor Carrier Workers
National Guard/Reservists
National Park Employees
Night Work
Office Workers
On-Call Time
Outside Sales
Pay Periods
Physical Exams
Police Officer
Poultry Processors
Pre-school Employee
Rescue Personnel
Reserve Duty
Resident Employees
Residential Care Facility Employees
Rest Break
Restaurant Employees
Salaried Employees
Shift Pay
Show-Up Time
Sleep Time
Sick Leave/Time
State Employees
Straight Time Rates
Student - Full-time
Student - Trainee
Sunday Premium Pay
Temporary ("Temps") Employees
Time Spent on Exempt Labor
Tip Credit
Tipped Employees
Training Time
Travel Time
Uniform Purchase/Deduction
Volunteers/Volunteer Time
Waiting Time
Weekend Work
Youth Programs

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