Unpaid off-the-clock wages
Employers, whether intentional or unintentional, often make common mistakes regarding your employment. These mistakes can can cost you the overtime pay you deserve. Employers often make mistakes regarding the interpretation of several overtime provisions, in particular: Working Off The Clock.
Sometimes an employer requires employees to work "off the clock" without compensation. Unless the employee is exempt under the FLSA, their employer must pay them for all hours worked. When an employee works off the clock hours, that employee is expected to complete work-related tasks before or after their normal work hours.
If an employee reports for work at the scheduled time and is forced to wait for work, the time spent in waiting is counted as working time.
If your employer has forced you to work off the clock, call us for a consultation at (404) 343-2441.