Am I eligible for overtime?

I work for a lobbying firm as an administrative assistant in DC. I make less than $45,000 a year and am supposed to work 8 hour days/40 hour weeks. On average I work 9-10 hours a day with 1-2 of those days being 12 hour days. After the 8 hour mark, I don’t receive any pay. I’ve asked repeatedly about my overtime but I keep getting sidelined by the office manager, stating she doesn’t know about the over time policy. In addition, I must answer and work on weekends/after hours when they ask, although this was not in my contract and I am doing it for free.

1 answer  |  asked Jun 12, 2018 10:42 PM [EST]  |  applies to District of Columbia

Answers (1)

Richard Renner
Federal and DC wage payment laws require payment of time-and-a-half overtime for most workers. These laws also provide for courts to require the offending employer to pay an aggrieved employee's attorney's fees. For this reason, you can usually find an experienced employment lawyer who will accept this type of case on a contingent basis. You find suitable lawyers at:
https://www.mwela.org/find-a-lawyer
or
http://exchange.nela.org/memberdirectory/findalawyer
Although I do not normally handle wage payment or overtime claims, you are welcome to contact me for referrals.
Richard R. Renner
Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, PC
818 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 466-8696 direct
(202) 331-9260 office
(202) 664-9056 mobile
1-877-527-0446 fax
rrenner@kcnlaw.com
www.kcnlaw.com

posted by Richard Renner  |  Jun 13, 2018 06:53 AM [EST]

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