Get paid a fair day's wage for a fair day's work
In off-the-clock cases, there is no question as to whether an employee is entitled to overtime. Rather, an employer fails to pay its employees for all hours worked in a workday. Employees who are not compensated for all hours worked may be entitled to both time and a half overtime and additional regular wages and will need the help of a skilled employment law firm.
Working Pre-Shift and Post-Shift
Employers are required by law to properly compensate employees for all hours worked. The hours an employee works are not defined by their shift, but rather by the actual amount of hours an employee works. This means any work performed pre-shift or post-shift is considered part of an employee’s hours worked.
When it comes to off-the-clock, many employers look the other way because acknowledging more hours worked would hurt their bottom line. Other times employers blatantly ask employees to perform work off-the-clock.
Some Examples of Off-The-Clock Violations Include:
- Any pre-shift or post-shift work, like donning and doffing protective gear before and after each shift or post-shift clean up
- Not properly compensating employees for work performed during meal and/or rest breaks
- Unpaid mandatory training required by an employer
- Attending meetings outside of the regularly scheduled work day
Workers need to remember the FLSA and similar state laws require they be compensated for all of the work they perform in a workday, regardless of whether it is performed on or off the clock.
How Whitfield, Bryson & Mason LLP Can Help
We believe that a hard day’s work deserves an honest day’s pay. There is no excuse for a company to not properly pay employees. That’s why we work hard for our clients. We’ve taken on some of the largest companies across the nation to recover back pay for clients in a wide array of industries.
If you are not being paid for off-the-clock work, immediately contact the employment law firm at Whitfield, Bryson & Mason LLP. We will investigate your situation and look at your work performed off-the-clock so we can pursue complete compensation. Our consultations are free and confidential, and there are no upfront costs. You won’t owe us anything unless we help you recover compensation. Call Whitfield, Bryson & Mason LLP today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.