Overtime 101

With very few exceptions Tennessee overtime law is fairly straightforward. For every minute over 40 hours worked in a week, you are entitled to overtime pay. It’s a simple as that. Work more than 40 hours, get paid time and a half. It’s not rocket science and it’s not being a bad employee, it’s just the way it’s supposed to be, even for many salaried workers.

Unfortunately, many workers are denied the wages due to them by employers who play games or tricks with scheduling, terminology or “company policy”. When this happens, they are breaking the law, plain and simple. Employers may shift the days within the workweek in an attempt to keep overtime from occurring. They may try and not pay for required training or travel that is demanded by the job. These are all considered hours worked.

Generally people’s intuitions are right. If you have a feeling that you’re being taken advantage of or unfairly treated by your employer you probably are. We specialize in employee rights and are experts in overtime compensation. Don’t think you just have to let it go. We’re here to stand up for your rights and to see that you get what you have due you under the law. Call us at 800-705-2121 or send us an email and let’s see what we can do for you.

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