We have covered many facets of employment law, from discrimination to workplace injuries and other challenges that people may face while on the job. However, wage and hour violations should not be overlooked either, and many workers have been mistreated when it comes to the denial of overtime pay. If your employer has refused to pay you for overtime when you were legally entitled to payments, it is pivotal to take action swiftly. Unfortunately, many employers have been allowed to get away with this behavior, which is completely unacceptable.
Hard-working employees deserve to be compensated in a fair manner, especially those who go above and beyond and work overtime. Employers may come up with a number of excuses when it comes to denied overtime pay, whether they claim that they forgot to compensate an employee for overtime or they claim that overtime payments are not required by law. For example, an employer may claim that a worker is not entitled to overtime pay when state law mandates that they receive additional compensation for the number of hours they worked.
It is crucial to carefully go over your rights and determine whether you are entitled to overtime pay and if your employer refuses to pay you the money you are owed you may need to file a complaint or consider legal action. Unfortunately, this behavior is far too prevalent in workplaces across the country, and many employees remain silent and do not even take action when their rights are violated in this way.