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US Department of Transportation Overtime Pay Lawsuits For Telecommuting Jobs

US Department of Transportation is an agency of the government of the United States, which was founded under the Act of Congress in the year 1966. The aim of the organization is to make sure that the country is well equipped with efficient, safe, easy and accessible means and ways of transportation. It works with hard working and sincere people so that the people in the U.S. can be successful and the economy of the country can flourish.

The agency is led by Ray LaHood as its Secretary who works in close association with the presidential officers so as to develop programs aiming to create more as many jobs as possible. There are many career options that DOT provides, including telecommuting jobs to the far and near individuals.

For many job positions, U.S. companies are still required to pay overtime wages to employees who work from home or out of the office.  Telecommuters are often required to work more than 40 hours in a single workweek.   Many times, an employee is required to “stand by” for assignments, must make phone calls or send e-mails after the official work day is over, or is required to travel to locations other than the main office or principal place of business.  In many of these circumstances, the company must pay the higher rate of overtime pay which is one and half the determined hourly rate.  This also applies to many employees who are paid a salary instead of an hourly wage.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division, covered nonexempt employees are entitled to be paid at least the federal minimum wage as well as overtime at one-half their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Covered employees must be paid for all hours worked in a workweek.

We can determine whether you are eligible to file a US Department of transportation telecommuter overtime pay claim.  Simply, contact our experienced overtime pay lawyers at (855) 754-2795 for a free consultation to discuss you 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.   We can help you recover your lost wages and unpaid overtime.

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