Payment of Overtime Wages
Many employees today work more than 8 hours in a day, or more than 40 hours in a work week. If you have worked such hours, you are likely entitled to receive a higher wage rate for those overtime hours worked. An employer cannot avoid overtime payments by simply paying an employee’s normal hourly wage, even if that wage rate is higher than minimum wage. If your employer has failed to pay you the required overtime wage rate, then your employer may be compelled by the court to pay you twice the amount owed as a penalty.