Unpaid Overtime Lawsuits on the Rise in America

Submitted by jrlaw on Sep 16th, 2014

Overtime pay is a very basic concept, and the rules of its application are not generally ambiguous. Unfortunately, many American workers are getting a raw deal thanks to unscrupulous employer practices.

According to US law, non-exempt employees are entitled to overtime pay for any time workerd which exceeds the 40-hour workweek. The rate of overtime pay is calculated by taking the employee’s base pay and multiplying it by 1.5. Unfortunately, many companies across the country do not strictly adheer to these rules.

Chinese Overtime - Is it Legal? What Is It?

Submitted by jrlaw on Aug 15th, 2014

Every employee deserves just and fair compensation under the law. By adhering to this, an employer makes sure that their workers are properly motivated and can keep performing at a level that’s satisfactory to the organization. However, a controversial practice is slowly creeping in and is threatening to blur the line which exists with regard to overtime pay.

Overtime Pay Gets Even More Complicated

Submitted by jrlaw on May 6th, 2014

The White House is currently conducting an assessment of the overtime rules in the Fair Labor Standards Act. Changes Expected.

Sprint Nextel Corp. Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit

Submitted by jrlaw on Mar 9th, 2009

A collective action has been filed against Sprint Nextel alleging call center employees have not been paid for overtime or off-the-clock work.

The suit was filed in Kansas City federal court on behalf of call center employees in California, Florida, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. The lawsuit claims Sprint's call center employees are not able or allowed to accurately or independently record the time they work.

Sprint Nextel provides its call center employees with time sheets reflecting a scheduled 40-hour weekly work shifts, even if they work longer hours. The class action against Sprint Nextel alleges that the company's call center employees are not paid for the time they spend performing tasks before they take calls from customers. Those include booting up their computers, logging onto the company's network, opening computer programs and reviewing company memoranda, e-mails and other necessary functions.

Read more about call center unpaid overtime.

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