Production and processing facility employees are, like almost all other workers in the United States, guaranteed a minimum wage and overtime pay for hours worked outside of their normal shifts. While minimum wage concerns are not typically an issue in these settings, production and processing facilities employees are actually often denied the overtime pay they deserve. This is largely due to the fact that many of these employees engage in work activities outside of normal working hours without receiving compensation for their efforts.
In some instances, the amount of overtime pay denied to a worker can add up to a substantial amount, making it incredibly important for individuals who have been wrongfully denied overtime pay by their employers to take legal action.
Employers are required to pay their employers for any meaningful work activities they perform, including overtime pay for work performed in excess of normal working hours. Some of the types of work performed by production and processing facilities employees that may require overtime pay includes:
These and other forms of work, if uncompensated by an employer, may be grounds for an employee to seek a claim for damages.
If you or someone you know works in a production or processing facility and has been denied overtime pay for work performed outside of regular shift hours, we can help you fight for the wages you have earned. Speak with Jason Knutson at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today about fighting for the wages you deserve by calling 608-255-6663.