Workers are often due to receive overtime pay for working more than forty hours in one week. A labor attorney can help you if you think you are being unfairly denied overtime pay. Some employees are entitled to overtime pay, while others are not. This information will be in your initial employment agreement. It's safe to say that if you are an hourly employee as opposed to a salaried employee, you are probably entitled to overtime after 40 hours. These issues are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Some employees do not know that they are entitled to overtime pay by law. As a result, some unscrupulous employers intentionally deny overtime pay to employees who do not know the law. Failure or refusal to pay overtime compensation may be accidental or intentional on the part of the employer. Either way, it is important for workers to know their rights in regard to over time pay. If you are an employee, you need to review your contract to find out if you are entitled to over time pay. An attorney can determine the employee's eligibility for overtime pay and then handle an overtime wage claim, with the goal of achieving a fair recovery with regard to overtime compensation for the individual employee.