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Working Off the Clock

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It is illegal for an employer to ask or require that you work overtime without being paid. Even a "favor" or request that you stay on the job - unpaid - until all work is finished is considered illegal. No tasks are allowed to be performed during any period during which you are off the clock, including during break and rest periods.

If you have been wronged, then it is important that you contact an attorney from Riggan Law Firm as soon as possible. By retaining Riggan Law Firm, you can have an attorney fully review your case and ensure that you receive the unpaid wages and compensation that you deserve.

Generally, all hours worked must be paid at least minimum wage; and all hours over 40 in a workweek must be compensated at a rate of 1.5 times your regular rate of pay. If your employer has violated these laws, then you may be entitled to additional compensation.

It is vital that you contact Riggan Law Firm if you have ever been asked to perform or performed any of the following duties:

  • Were required to perform work at home, including email correspondence and voice messages
  • Were not compensated for time spent off the shift waiting to be relieved of your station
  • Were asked to work overtime without authorization that it would be compensated in wages
  • Waited for a manager to search you to ensure you did not steal property before leaving
  • Were not compensated for time spent in training or meetings

You deserve compensation!

If you are performing off-the-clock work or if you want to learn more about whether certain work you are performing is compensable work time under federal or state wage laws, you need to consult with a Missouri employment lawyer. Please complete our case submission form or contact our office today.

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