FAQs On Common Overtime Violators

Many workers who are already entitled to overtime pay are not being paid correctly. It happens in many different industries.

But it does not have to go unchallenged. At Warren & Siurek, L.L.P., in Houston, we can help you take legal action to assert your rights under federal and state wage and hour laws.

Call 713-522-0066 or 877-497-0328 to discuss your specific situation. From our office in Houston, we serve clients throughout southeast Texas.

Which industries are among the most frequent violators of overtime laws?

The problem of misclassification of employees to avoid paying overtime is common in many different settings. A common scenario is when an assistant manager is expected to work long hours as an exempt employee, despite having low professional status. This happens frequently in many different industries.

Common industries for overtime violations include restaurants, child day care services, nursing homes and security guards.

What types of violations are most common?

Although the types of violations vary, they frequently include employees being paid the same hourly rate of pay for all hours worked rather than being paid time and one-half for overtime hours worked. Some employers pay employees who are eligible for overtime a salary rather than an hourly wage to avoid overtime compensation. Finally, some employees must report to work early, stay late or attend mandatory training “off-the-clock.”

What can you do if you suspect overtime violations?

If you or someone you know works in these industries, it is possible that you, or they, are not being paid correctly. To determine if you are being paid correctly, make copies of your pay stubs and work schedules and consult with an employment attorney who concentrates in this area.

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