Satellite Installer Overtime Pay Wage & Hour Laws
Satellite Installer Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Satellite Installer Overtime Lawsuits: Wage & Hour Laws

Commonly asked overtime pay law questions about satellite installers:

What Is a Satellite Installer?

A satellite installer’s job require them to work in different homes and businesses throughout the day to install and repair telecommunications cables like phone lines, internet cables or cable television. In addition, satellite installers test lines when there is problems reported by the customer, and modify, adjust or replace equipment that is failing.

What is the Salary Range for a Satellite Installer?

Depending on the work setting and state where satellite installers are employed, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) noted that in 2016, satellite installers made between $30,370 and $79,500, with the average annual salary being approximately $54,500.

How Many Satellite Installers Are Nationally Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation is as follows:

Employment Employment RSE* Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage Wage RSE
228,430 1.6% $26.21 $54,520 0.5%

*RSE: The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

According to the United States Department of Labor, the percentile wage estimates for a satellite installer is as follows:

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.60 $18.80 $25.79 $33.63 $38.22

Where Are Most Satellite Installers Employed?

According to the United States Department of Labor, states with the highest employment level in this occupation are as follows:

State Employment Employment Per Thousand Jobs Location Quotient Hourly Mean Wage Annual Mean Wage
California 34,010 2.13 1.31 $27.22 $56,610
Texas 24,780 2.11 1.30 $22.98 $47,800
Florida 16,780 2.04 1.25 $24.61 $51,180
New York 11,100 1.22 0.75 $31.66 $65,840
Georgia 9,180 2.18 1.34 $26.58 $55,290

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What are the Laws for Satellite Installer Overtime Pay?

Under the Fair Labor Standard Overtime Laws (FLSA), any employee that is classified as “covered” is eligible to receive overtime pay. Typically, satellite installers are classified as “covered” by the FLSA; therefore they are entitled to overtime wages.

Many companies will classify its satellite installers  as “independent contractors” or paid on a “piece rate” compensation system in order to avoid the federal and state overtime and minimum wage requirements. As a result, workers are cheated out of the wages they lawfully deserve under the FLSA laws.

Even if you are paid by “piece rate” or as an independent contractor, you still may be entitled to such wages. As a result, employers are required to pay time-and-a-half, and piece rates for all overtime hours worked.

However, classification can be quite confusing and complex as it is often determined not by the occupation but the job duties, job description, rate of pay, and number of hours worked by that specific employee and state laws. It is important that you consult an experienced overtime pay lawyer to help you determine if you are covered under the FLSA or not.

Is a Satellite Installer Entitled to Overtime Pay?

The duties of a satellite installer often require long work hours, and many times hours worked by satellite installers exceed 40 hours in one week. Any hours worked after 40 in a single work week is considered overtime, and under the FLSA, non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay of one and one-half times the regular rate of pay.

Typically, satellite installers, even those who are paid by “piece rate” or as independent contractors, are classified as “covered” by the FLSA and therefore entitled to overtime wages.

In calculating the number of overtime hours worked, all required work performed in all facilities and departments, both before and after a shift, including staff meetings and required paid training should be considered.  In addition, overtime hours can include travel time between jobs, time spent at the shop, time spent waiting between jobs, and work performed at home. If an employer does not include all of this time in the calculation of hours worked, it can result in the satellite installer not receiving all of the required overtime wages.  The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to its workers can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay.

Does a Company Have to Pay Overtime Wages to a Satellite Installer?

In most cases, satellite installers are covered under the FLSA, and therefore a company is required to pay overtime wages them overtime wages. Some companies may classify its satellite installers  as “independent contractors” or paid on a “piece rate” compensation system in order to avoid the federal and state overtime and minimum wage requirements. In many cases, however, these workers are actually entitled to overtime pay and the companies have cheated them out of the wages they lawfully deserve under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) laws.

Additionally, if an employer does not include all of the time spent on work-related duties in the calculation of hours worked, it can result in the satellite installer not receiving all of the required overtime wages.

The employer’s failure to pay required overtime to its workers can result in a lawsuit for overtime pay. If your employer is denying you overtime or has failed to pay you for overtime hours worked, you may be able to file a lawsuit to collect back all owed wages.

What Companies Have Denied Overtime Wages to Satellite Installers?

Our overtime pay lawyers frequently represent satellite installers in overtime pay lawsuits against their employers. Some of the largest companies that employ satellite installers include:

  • Comcast
  • Xfinity
  • HDTV Network
  • Dish Network Satellite

To determine whether you are eligible for filing a wage claim, contact our experienced Satellite Installer Overtime Pay Lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a Free Consultation to discuss your case or complete the Free Unpaid Overtime Case Review Form on this page.  We will discuss your situation and determine if you have a claim. If you are owed unpaid wages, we will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means there are never any legal fees or costs unless you receive a settlement.

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