Overtime pay is defined by the title 5 of the United States Code as pay for hours officially approved or ordered that exceed 8 hours in a day and 40 hours in a week, but the application of that law is complex because many employers receive exemptions due to the way their employee pay is structured and ordered. Overtime dispute attorneys like those at The Potts Law Firm understand the requirements and exceptions in the law, and they help clients who have not been paid fairly when they need to pursue unpaid wages and other overtime disputes.
Overlapping Legal Jurisdictions
Overtime pay is further complicated by the fact that several states have additional requirements, some of which favor employees even more than the federal regulations. States also define exemptions differently, setting aside certain injuries or employment classifications and clarifying federal-level ambiguities in others. Overtime attorneys work to learn these differences inside and out so that they can advocate for your best possible outcome in every dispute. Their knowledge of the full range of overtime provisions means that they are always prepared to discuss the particulars of a new case.
Kinds of Overtime Disputes
The whole purpose of overtime laws is to protect individual workers, and the attorneys at The Potts Law Firm understand that. They also recognize that this protection takes on a variety of forms, including:
- Lack of agreement or proper documentation of hours worked.
- Recognition of hours worked, with a lack of overtime paid.
- Overtime calculation disputes.
- Inconsistencies in the documentation of hours worked and/or approved.
There are many, many factors that go into the resolution of individual overtime disputes, and if you are owed money for work you have already done, then collecting that payment is essential. When you feel that you have not been paid what you are owed, or if your employer has actively avoided paying overtime even when the hours are acknowledged, then having a qualified overtime dispute attorney at The Potts Law Firm review your case is the next step.