Do You Have Questions About Overtime? – How a Phoenix Employment Law Attorney Can Help You
Overtime pay can be very rewarding and well-deserved for many Phoenix employees. When employees dedicate additional time to employment beyond regular work hours, they expect to be compensated fairly in accordance with current overtime laws. Overtime pay is not governed by Arizona state law. Instead, most employers are required to follow federal overtime law. Discussions about overtime can become very heated between employees and employers, especially in cases where an employer comes up with reasons why an employee should not receive full overtime pay.
How Much are Employers Required to Pay for Overtime Hours?
Under federal law, with few exceptions, employers must pay employees time and a half for every hour worked beyond 40 hours in one workweek. Overtime pay is considered to be 50% of your regular pay. As such, for every hour you work beyond 40 in one workweek, you will receive your regular hourly rate in addition to half of your regular hourly rate to account for overtime. Given that not every employee is entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it is essential that you work alongside a Phoenix Employment Law Attorney to determine if you qualify for overtime.
The Importance of Speaking with an Attorney
Employees who are not receiving lawful overtime compensation may not be aware of their rights. Additionally, some employers are not well-versed on employment laws and may themselves not be aware of federal overtime laws. In such cases, an attorney couldn’t be more important. When an employer isn’t aware of the obligation to pay overtime in accordance with federal law, it is likely that your rights may have been violated in more than one way. Failure to follow overtime laws suggests that there are other workplace violations. By allowing an attorney to investigate the facts and circumstances of your situation, you are leaving nothing behind in terms of evidence to support your case.
Speaking with an attorney about an overtime dispute does not mean that you have to pursue legal action in court. It simply means that you are exploring your options and seeking to gain a better understanding of what has happened to you and what recourse you may have. There is no harm in at least seeing what an experienced Phoenix Employment Law Attorney has to say about your potential case.
Contact the Phoenix Employment Law Attorneys of My AZ Legal Team, PLLC Today
While overtime certainly is an added bonus for putting in long hours, you want to ensure that you are receiving overtime in accordance with federal overtime laws. Further, you also want to ensure that your employer is following all laws regarding hours and duration of employment shifts. If you are concerned that your employer has violated your rights as an employee, as well as violated any state or federal employment law, it is time to contact a Phoenix Employment Law Attorney to discuss your situation. At My AZ Legal Team, PLLC, our seasoned and dedicated employment law attorneys have extensive experience helping clients hold their employers accountable for violating state and federal employment laws. Having received an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau as well as a number of positive online reviews, My AZ Legal Team, PLLC is a law firm that focuses on customer service and close communication between attorney and client. While many law firms may leave your case in the hands of a legal assistant, your case will be evaluated and managed by one of our licensed attorneys. To schedule your initial consultation, contact our office today by calling (xxx) – xxx – xxxx. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to answer your questions and address your concerns.