Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Philadelphia Area Attorney Employment Lawyer Explains Overtime Rights in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Area Law Firm Specializing in Overtime Cases Representing Employees in Communities Such as Broonall, Newtown Square, Lawrence Park, Radnor, Villanova, Springfield, Edgemont, West Goshen, Devon, Berwyn, Wayne, Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, Narberth, Roxborough, Bala Cynwyd and King of Prussia

At the Gallagher Law Group, we represent only employees with workplace rights issues. Call 610-647-5027, e-mail me directly or send an e-mail inquiry via the "Fill Out My Form" box to the upper right of this page. We will respond promptly with an analysis of your situation, and discuss potential options going forward at no cost to you.

If you need an Experienced Overtime Lawyer to help you assert your rights under state and federal laws, John A. Gallagher has been practicing Employment Law in Pennsylvania since 1991. You may also visit our Website at http://www.johnagallagher.com/ 

For a comprehensive view of overtime and FLSA standards and laws, Click Here.

Pennsylvania Overtime Law Firm With Offices in Chester County, Montgomery County, Delaware County and Philadelphia Working on a Contingent Fee Basis

What is overtime?  Overtime is payment of 1.5 times your normal hourly rate for each hour you work over 40 on a given week (you do not get overtime merely because you work 12 hours in a given day; you must work more than 40 in a given week). Employers who are caught failing to pay overtime to their employees must pay their employees twice the amount of overtime they earned but were not paid! 

I am Paid a Salary, So I Guess that Automatically Means I Am Not Entitled to Overtime, Right?  That is categorically untrue!  In fact, this (paying non-exempt employees a salary) is one of the most common tactics utilized by employers to avoid paid non-exempt employees overtime wages to which they are entitled.  Click Here for more information on this issue. 

How do I Figure my Hourly Rate if I am Paid a Salary?  You simply take your gross weekly pay rate and divide by 40.

Suppose I am Paid "Straight Time" for any Hours I work in Excess of 40 in a Week?  If you are entitled to overtime, that is a violation of state and federal law.  You must be paid 1.5 times your hourly rate.

Can They Fire Me in Retaliation if I Demand Overtime?  They can, but if they do so, they would be violating state and federal law.  Under Federal law (the Fair Labor Standards Act), if they fire you because you have demanded overtime, thereby causing you to lose wages, then the employer must pay you twice the amount of your lost wages if you win your lawsuit!. 

Labor Law Firm in Philadelphia Area Handling Overtime Claims for Residents of Montgomery County, Chester County and Delaware County, Pennsylvania

Please use the Search Box in the upper right hand of this Blog for additional Blogs concerning overtime, and check out our Video discussing overtime as well.  We handle overtime claims on a contingent fee basis; that we do not get paid for prosecuting your overtime claim unless we win, so please do not hesitate to call for a free telephone consultation if you believe you may have a claim.

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