It’s against the law for employers to refuse to pay certain kinds of workers overtime (at least 1½ times normal pay) for working more than 40 hours per week. Some employers also break the law by requiring work (or preparation for work, or cleanup after work) to be done “off the clock.”
The laws covering worker pay are complicated, and often employers GET IT WRONG. The U.S. Department of Labor has estimated that 70% of all employers in this country MAY NOT BE PAYING THEIR EMPLOYEES CORRECTLY according to the law.
10,000s of workers already have claims pending against their employers.
NOTE: It is illegal for your employer to retaliate against you for pursuing a valid claim under the Fair Labor Standards Act!