More Employees Now Suing for Overtime | News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — More American workers are suing their employers for overtime pay, USA Today reports.
According to the report, since the recession, employers have been asking more of their workers- longer work hours and increased workload, but paying them the same or even less.
Now many are looking to stop this or at least get compensated. Lawsuits against employers increased 32% from the height of the recession in 2008 to last year.
One big complaint is that with smartphones and other technology, they are never really “off the job” and their work interferes with their personal time.
Some of the workers’ other main issues were putting in more than 40-hours a week without overtime pay; being forced to work off the clock; and jobs being misclassified as exempt from overtime requirements.