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Supreme Court ruling puts class-action lawsuits in jeopardy

Class-action lawsuits have long permitted employees to sue employers who violate wage and labor laws. For years, this has spared employees the time and expense of having to litigate separate cases regarding the same issue. However, Supreme Court justices recently threw a wrench in this long-standing practice with a ruling that puts class-action lawsuits on the line.

Can you optimize your time to reduce the need to work overtime?

You have just received your schedule for the upcoming month and it is already quickly filling with appointments, meetings, presentations and research. Each of your responsibilities seems to come with a pressing deadline. Your responsibility is to manage your time and get it all finished. As with many other employees in Missouri, your first thought is to schedule some overtime hours to get everything done. However, have you ever considered finding ways to optimize your time to reduce the need to work overtime?

Staffing deficits require prison nurses to work overtime

When employees of Missouri companies are asked to work extra hours outside of their designated hours, they have the right to be paid overtime. According to state and federal guidelines, employees should receive one and a half times their standard pay rate during all overtime hours worked. Any overtime pay that is accrued by employees should be received within the pay period it was earned. Companies who fail to abide by the law are subject to legal punishment. 

What to do if your employer is not giving you your overtime pay

When an employee in a Missouri company works more than 40 hours in a workweek, and he or she is not overtime exempt, it is natural to expect the paycheck to reflect the time-and-a-half pay for each hour of overtime. If the paycheck is much less than expected based on the minimum rate, the employee may want to explore the reasons for it. 

Compliance with federal overtime laws vary from state to state

While many companies in Missouri pay strict attention to complying with the federal guidelines for paying overtime, it can be complicated at times with the differing regulations on a state level. In fact, the specific rules required by state government can create confusion and leave employers struggling to define exactly what protocols to adhere to. 

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