OvertimeScams.us 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 OvertimePayLaw.us.
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.
Titles, and Scams: