Unfortunately, failure to pay overtime is a widespread practice among businesses. Federal and state laws require employers to pay overtime compensation to non-exempt employees who work over 40 hours per week. Non-exempt employees are employees who do not have supervisory duties and generally work at the direction of a superior. Exempt employees are professionals, executives, administrators or outside salespeople. If someone is not paid overtime and falls within the description on a non-exempt worker, the person should keep track of the overtime hours worked, try to obtain some evidence of time worked in excess of 40 hours per week, and consult with one of our employment attorneys. We can help you if you contact us at Casper & de Toledo.