Many people decide that they want or need to work overtime so that they can get their jobs done or earn some extra income. For many of these employees, federal guidelines mandate that their overtime work be compensated, usually at a rate of time-and-a-half. While regulations vary, employers are responsible for knowing about and following these guidelines. Unfortunately, employers all too often fail to pay their Milwaukee employees the rightful overtime wages they are owed, something which our team at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® knows can be extremely difficult to handle, especially if a person is facing hefty medical bills accrued after sustaining a work-related injury.
Working many hours can lead to the greater chance of sustaining an injury or illness. In fact, employees who work long hours often sustain injuries due to their overtime work, including such injuries as:
Having these kinds of injuries might make medical treatment necessary, which can be expensive. Unfortunately, when an employee is not paid the overtime wages they have earned, covering these medical expenses can be even more difficult.
If think that you are due overtime pay but have not received it, the attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may be able to help you fight for it. To learn more about how we can help you seek the rightful wages you have earned, contact our local Milwaukee offices today at 800-242-2874 to discuss your options