Do I have to work unpaid overtime?
Overtime might be the most poorly-understood of all aspects of employment law. Common misconceptions include:
- I don't get overtime if I agreed to work it without pay
- I don't get overtime because I am on salary
- I don't get overtime because the company lets me take time off at other times
If you are working unpaid overtime, you should keep good records of it and you should probably call us. The first call is free.
In one extreme example, we unearthed a $90,000 overtime claim for an employee who had no idea it was due to her. Her gross annual (and unlawfully calculated) pay was only $30,000 before our intervention.