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Regulations Regarding Overtime Wages

A worker is entitled to overtime wages in certain conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Labor and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). When you work over a normal 40-hour work week, federal regulations state that you may be entitled to receive overtime wages, which must be at least 1 ½ times the amount you normally receive. However, there are a number of FLSA regulations that determine who is eligible to receive overtime pay and when a person is able to receive this pay.

Federal Regulations and Overtime Pay

The FLSA is meant to protect workers from unreasonable work conditions, and part of this act includes mandating the payment of overtime wages in certain situation. The federal regulations say that:

  • Overtime is not necessarily required for weekends
  • Overtime is not necessarily required for holiday work
  • Overtime might not apply for nighttime work
  • Overtime might be factored into a worker’s bonus payments

Overtime pay is very dependent on the type of job that a person does and the industry in which they work. As such, it is important to understand how FLSA regulations apply to you.

Contact an Attorney in Milwaukee to Discuss Overtime

If you believe that your rights as a Milwaukee employee were violated because you were not paid overtime wages, a lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier might be able to help. Call 800-242-2874 to learn more about FLSA regulations and how we may be able to help you hold your employer accountable for the rightful wages you should have been paid.