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Why People Work Overtime

Federal regulations state that overtime work is work considered to be done in addition to an employee’s regular work hours. Depending on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), qualified employees should receive pay that is one-and-a-half times their regular pay rate for these additional hours. Because of the extra money that an employee can earn by working overtime and due to a variety of outside needs, many employees choose to complete overtime hours.

Unfortunately, at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we know that not all Milwaukee employers pay their employees fair overtime wages when they should be paid. This can cause serious financial issues for these employees, especially when they have specific financial reasons for working overtime.

Reasons for Overtime Work

Of course, the reasons an individual worker decides to work overtime will vary greatly based on the individual. But some reasons that may be more common among those employees working overtime include:

  • Medical bills that need to be paid
  • A large purchase you want to pay off
  • Wanting to save more money
  • Having a trip in the near future
  • Wanting to impress your boss with a good work ethic
  • Finishing an important work project
  • True enjoyment of the job

Whether an employee has these or other reasons for working overtime, he or she should receive the appropriate compensation from their employers.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

While not employees are eligible to receive overtime pay, some are. If you believe that you are not receiving the overtime pay that you are owed, the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to help you pursue these wages. Contact our Milwaukee offices today at (414) 271-0900 to talk about your legal situation and overtime pay.