The Rules Related to Working Overtime Are Complicated
If an employee works at a job 40 hours a week, this is considered full time. That part is not complicated at all. The Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA, states that the federal overtime law shows that a boss can set your hours for working in a week. The boss or company owner (whoever signs the checks, HR perhaps) has to pay you overtime wages at time and a half your regular worker’s pay, for any hours over 40 in a wee. Therefore, if you are a full-time worker, then your boss can require you to work overtime during the week, and if you go over 40 hours, then that employer needs to pay you overtime pay.
Do You Work 40 Hours a Week, Every Week of the Year?
Where this gets complicated, is that you have to look at your hours over months or even years. Do you work 40 hours every week? Are there some weeks you work less than 40 hours? If so, then you are technically not a “full time” employee, and there may be different rules that apply to part time workers. The federal law applies to weeks, not to individual days. Any time that you work under that 40 hour a week full time work week, you are not eligible for overtime.
What Is Your Employment Contract?
Even when you don’t think you have a formal employment contract, you actually do! When you were hired for your job, you agreed and signed off on how many hours a week you would work, and how much you will be taking in for compensation for that honest day’s pay. You may not remember this part of your employee interview, but it was there. All of that paperwork you filled out at Human Resources, well, that is all included in the fine print.
This just means that an employer can set your hours, tell you when to work and come in to work, tell you when to take overtime or not to allow you to take overtime, and tell you if you are eligible for overtime pay – or not. It is not a guarantee or automatic situation that everyone gets overtime pay for their working overtime, because sometimes it is not part of the contract for employment.
You Definitely Need an Attorney Who Knows the Laws Related to Overtime
You can see how each case is going to be different, and for this reason, you need an attorney who understands the ins and outs of these systems now. It makes sense to talk to a lawyer who knows the law related to termination for refusal to work overtime laws. You need an attorney who is willing to fight for you on this type of termination for refusal to work overtime case.
Your attorney is ready to go over your case with you right now, when you call our office. You need to work with someone who understands how to start a lawsuit on the merits. When you give us a call, you will be connected to a lawyer who is ready to begin the process to recovery for you, to get you the lost wages you need. Call our office today, to talk to a lawyer with experience in these types of cases related to termination for refusal to work overtime.
Can I Sue for Being Fired If I Refuse to Work Overtime?
Yes, we can sue in response to this type of claim for termination for refusal to work overtime. When you call our office, talk freely to our Los Angeles case lawyers, who can file a lawsuit on the merits of this case for wrongful termination for refusal to work overtime.
You will get the help you need from our case attorneys in Los Angeles, who can sue the wrongdoers to get you the recovery compensation that you deserve in a termination for refusal to work overtime claim. You may need back wages to help you pay your bills. We understand what you need, and are ready to work for you right now.
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When you call our office, you will have access to a lawyer with specialty in these issues every day. Our lawyers understand claims for termination for refusal to work overtime. They are ready and able to help you, to get you to the end goal of winning the case for termination for refusal to work overtime. Call us today to talk to an experienced attorney in Los Angeles, who understands what it takes to win cases related to termination for refusal to work overtime.
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The reason that these cases are difficult to understand, is because your work status can be changing over the time that you work at your job. You need to discuss your case with a free consultation today. When you give us a call, you can talk to us freely and review the facts of your termination for refusal to work overtime case. We can give you a free consultation, but you will want to give us a call today to get the ball rolling on your case right now.