Overtime Pay Is Not Straight Time

Overtime pay is not paid as straight time. Overtime pay is calculated at 1 ½ times the employee’s regular rate of pay.  Two recent cases found  employers paying only straight time no matter how many hours are worked. Both employers were located in smaller towns but in different industries. Workers in small towns or rural areas are some times without a lot of job choices. These workers are particularly vulnerable to being cheated out of overtime.

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