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Overtime is not optional

I was talking with some clients in the landscaping business. They were telling me about some competitors who don’t pay overtime or drive time to their employees. After 20 years of filing unpaid overtime claims, you’d think I wouldn’t be surprised. I am always surprised.

Paying overtime is not an option. It is not an employer’s choice. They can’t just say “Oh, we don’t pay overtime,” or “We are a straight time shop.” Federal and state law say that if you work more than 40 hours in a week, then you are entitled to 1 1/2 times your regular rate for any hours over 40. We all know that. It’s been the law in the US since 1938. Still, these guys.

You don’t have to ask your employer to pay you overtime to be entitled to claim it later. Call me at 513-594-2685 or contact me at jiml@langendorflaw.com because making cheaters pay is my business.