Misclassified Employees Cheated Out of Overtime Pay

December 18, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Employees who are misclassified as exempt workers who do not receive overtime compensation may have a case.
Damages:
Employees can lose time-and-a-half pay for hours worked over 40.
Additional Details:
Misclassifying employees is a scam some employers use to avoid paying overtime. While some employers misclassify workers unknowingly, others do so intentionally.
Date:
Workers may recover up to two years of lost wages. If the employer intentionally misclassified the employee, he or she may recover up to three years of unpaid overtime.