Regardless of the field you work in, it is pivotal to take a firm stand in the event that your employer violates your rights. In addition to discrimination, harassment and retaliation, some workers suffer as a result of wage and hour violations, including unpaid overtime. Unfortunately, some workers do not recognize these violations, while others do not want to speak up because they worry about the potential consequences of taking action (such as losing their job).
Across the U.S., denied overtime continues to impact far too many workers and the victims of this mistreatment deserve a voice.
Denied overtime and your rights
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employers must provide overtime pay if protected employees work for more than 40 hours during the week. Employees have the right to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, which stipulates that employers must provide at least 1.5 times the regular rate of an employee’s pay for any overtime hours. It is important to note that overtime pay is not required solely because one works during the weekend or on holidays (unless an employee’s workweek exceeds 40 hours during this period).
Denied overtime impacts victims in different ways
Wage and hour violations such as denied overtime have a serious impact on victims’ lives. Aside from missing out on the compensation, one deserves, which is especially important for those facing financial hardships, some people become distressed and suffer from an emotional viewpoint due to these employee rights violations. If your employer has violated your rights as an employee, do not remain silent.