Are you being paid correctly? At Matheson & Matheson, PLC, Attorney Michelle Matheson and Attorney Darrel Jackson find that many employees are not being paid correctly. A lack of understanding of employment law can lead to long hours without adequate pay.

Many Employers Don’t Understand Federal Overtime Requirements

Many employees and employers incorrectly believe that salaried employees are not eligible for premium overtime compensation. In fact, federal law requires overtime pay for all non-exempt employees at one and one half times the employee’s “regular rate” of pay. For salaried employees, an employee’s regular rate is calculated using the employee’s weekly pay and the number of hours worked by the employee in that week. In addition, some employers misclassify (whether intentionally or unintentionally) an employee’s position as “exempt” when the employee’s job duties do not qualify for an exemption from the general overtime requirement. Other employers will require (or knowingly allow) employees to work overtime off the clock without compensation. The increased use of mobile technology in today’s workplace has increased this type of unpaid overtime work.

At Matheson & Matheson, PLC we work with both employees and employers to ensure that workers are being compensated correctly, including a review of the employee’s job duties and whether these duties fall within any recognized exemption from federal overtime law.

Taking a 360 Degree View of Employment Law Issues

Attorney Darrel Jackson and Attorney Michelle Matheson believe in taking a 360 degree view of employment law issues by looking at the issue from the viewpoint of both the employer and the employee. They will look at the issues surrounding your wage from all angles, ensuring that you are adequately compensated for the work you do, while also keeping your employer’s point of view in mind. This helps you come to a mutually beneficial arrangement.

Your employer is not above the law, and you deserve to be paid fairly for the hours you work. If you fear that you have been taken advantage of by your employer, contact Matheson & Matheson, PLC, today to schedule a consultation to discuss your situation.