WASHINGTON D.C — Have you been denied wages and would like to figure out how much overtime pay you are owed by your employer? Before you calculate overtime pay owed, you first need to determine whether or not you are entitiled to overtime pay. Every position is different and unfortuantely not every employed worker is entitled to such benefits. In fact, overtime pay eligibility sometimes comes down to several factors including specific job duties and pay rather than the actual position itself.
This can make determing if you are eligible very complicated and complex. In addition, when you add in specific state laws, determination of overtime pay eligibility can become even more confusing. It is in your best interest to contact one of our top rated overtme pay lawyers so that we can help you determine if you are entitled to such wages and help you calcualte overtime pay that is owed to you by your employer. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a job must be classified as “non-exempt” in order to receive overtime pay. An employee who is considered “exempt” under the FLSA will not be able to receive overtime wages. However, It is important to remember that an employee’s status as exempt or non-exempt is not determined by their job title but their job duties, job description, rate of pay, and number of hours worked. For example, job categories such as a nurse, certain nurses qualifty to receive pay while others do not.
Once it is determined that you can recieve overtime pay, your next step is to calucaute the amount. To caluclate overtime pay, you much determine your rate of overtime pay and number of overtime hours worked. To figure out your rate of overtime pay, you must first calculate your actual rate of pay. Rate of pay is not always just your salary or hourly rate, it can also include other payments or goods furnished by your employer. Take your rate of pay and multiply that by one and a half, or 1.5. That number is your overtime pay rate. You would then take that overtime pay rate and multiply it by the number of overtime hours worked to calculate overtime pay owed.
In most states, you seek this back overtime wages for the two year period before a lawsuit is filed and those continue into the future until your case is resolved. These amounts are often significant and you are entitled to them under federal and state laws.
Calculating overtime pay is very complex and often requires legal analysis to ensure you have caluclated the correct amount you are rightfully owed. Often times, employees will not even account for all hours as they do not realize that certain taks or duties they are performing are actually considered “hours worked” and they can receive pay for them. This is why is it important that if you believe your employer has denied you overtime pay or has failed to pay you such wages that you call our top rated unpaid overtime lawsuit attorneys now! We will use our “calculator” to calculate how much overtime pay you are really entitled to. Call today at (855) 754-2795 to get your overtime pay calculated! We offer a Free, No Obligation Case Review and will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise. This means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your claim.