Hourly Workers

Straight Time for Overtime


The overtime laws—both state and federal—require that workers be paid overtime at a rate of one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for all hours in excess of 40 hours a week. Even though the law requires additional compensation, many employers utilize a practice of paying employees straight time for all hours worked.

This illegal practice results in employees receiving less than they are owed when they work more than 40 hours a week. If you receive anything less than time and one-half your hourly rate when you work more than 40 hours a week, you need to contact a Josephson Dunlap wage specialist today.

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