Both federal and Nevada state wage laws set out requirements for employers to pay certain qualifying employees an overtime rate of 1.5 times their regular hourly pay for every hour they work over 40 per week or 8 per day. For employees who work extra hours, such overtime compensation can provide a significant amount of additional income for them and their families. For this reason, no one should be wrongfully deprived of the overtime pay that they deserve under the law.
Unfortunately, it happens all too often that an employer fails to pay workers proper overtime wages either due to an unintentional error or misunderstanding or because of an intentional violation of wage laws. In either case, the law provides workers the right to take legal action and seek the overtime pay that they truly deserve. If you believe your employer has failed to pay you proper overtime wages in or around Las Vegas, do not wait to contact HKM Employment Attorneys for assistance as soon as possible.
Seeking The Overtime Payment You Deserve
Nevada law sets a wage threshold for employees who are automatically entitled to overtime payments, which can vary based on inflation, health benefits, and other factors. Even if you are above this threshold, however, you may still be entitled to overtime pay based on your job duties. If you are uncertain whether your specific hourly wages and job duties qualify you for overtime pay, our attorneys will evaluate your situation and inform you of your rights.
Once we have determined that you are, in fact, entitled to receive time-and-a-half overtime rates, you will need to examine how you were deprived of your overtime pay. The following ways are some unlawful acts by employers that result in a failure to pay overtime rates:
- Not properly calculating your hours worked, such as leaving off time spent getting ready to begin work or cleaning up after work, which would have put you over the 40-hour threshold.
- Improperly claiming that your job makes you exempt from overtime requirements when, in reality, your job duties do not fit into an exemption.
- Misclassifying you as an independent contractor to avoid necessary compliance with wage and hour laws.
Many employees fear that if they complain of a possible overtime violation to their boss, they may be subject to wrongful retaliation or even termination. It is important to know that our dedicated employment and wage attorneys are ready and willing to stand up for your rights against both overtime violations and unlawful retaliation.
Call a Las Vegas Overtime Violations Lawyer For Help Today
Claims involving failure to pay overtime can be complicated and many employers will rarely admit to their violation of the law. The sooner that you contact HKM Employment Attorneys, the sooner we can begin investigating your situation and gathering evidence to support your claims. Our experienced Nevada overtime attorneys will fight to obtain the past overtime payments of which you were deprived, so please call today to discuss your case.