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What are some examples of overtime violations?

In the workplace, the rights of employees are violated in many ways. From discrimination to wrongful termination, these violations can create numerous challenges for those whose rights have been ignored or intentionally violated. However, overtime violations are especially problematic and some workers in Kansas City and other parts of Missouri are not even aware that they are being taken advantage of. There are different ways in which overtime violations occur and it is important for employees as well as employers to understand the law and take action in the event that it is broken.

According to the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, when overtime takes effect an employer is obligated to compensate an employee at 1.5 times the rate of their regular pay. If an employer asks an employee to give up their overtime, this constitutes a violation of employment law. Moreover, employees are not allowed to forfeit overtime pay voluntarily. When an employee works for more than eight hours in a single day or 40 hours in any given week, their employer is required to pay them overtime. Those who believe that they have not received overtime pay that they were entitled to need to look over their rights immediately and may want to file a complaint.

Supreme Court hearing: car dealerships and overtime pay

The Supreme Court frequently encounters cases that involve confusion over the exact definitions and wording within the law. One such case now requires the judges to closely review the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to determine exactly who is entitled to overtime pay at automobile dealerships.

The case, Encino Motorcars v. Navarro, asks the court whether service advisers at dealerships are exempt from overtime pay. The employees at Encino Motorcars, represented by Navarro, claim that they deserve overtime from the dealership under FLSA protections. The dealership, of course, disagrees that they are non-exempt.

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