Federal and Colorado law requires that workers be paid time and one-half of their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. To many people, this may seem straightforward, but many employers often fail to properly calculate their employees’ regular rate of pay, which can lead to overtime violations. When this happens, workers may sue in order to recover any unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, and attorney’s fees and costs. Our skilled Denver Colorado overtime rate lawyers have successfully represented thousands of workers in cases just like this, recovering thousands of dollars. If you or a loved one believe your employer has not properly calculated your overtime rate, please contact our Colorado overtime rate attorneys as soon as possible.
While correctly paying overtime wages may seem simple, many employers fail to properly include certain kinds of wages in their overtime calculations. This failure prevents workers from fully receiving all of the overtime compensation they are due. Some common forms of additional compensation that must be included in overtime rate calculations are:
When employers determine what rate your overtime should be paid at, they must include these other kinds of compensation in their calculations. If they do not, you may have been paid at an incorrect overtime rate and be owed unpaid wages. If you have received a form of additional compensation and believe your employer has not calculated your overtime rate correctly, you may have a claim. Our experienced Denver overtime rate lawyers will be able to identify these problems on your timesheets and help prepare the best legal option for you.
Overtime rate miscalculations are unfortunately very common. Our lead Colorado overtime rate attorney Matthew J.P. Coffman has successfully represented thousands of workers in overtime rate cases. He and the other experienced attorneys at our firm will carefully examine the facts of your case, determine if you are owed overtime wages, and will explain your best legal options. Our firm frequently represents hundreds of workers together in collective action lawsuits, where we have successfully recovered unpaid wages, liquidated damages, and attorney’s fees and costs from employers. For a free and fully confidential consultation, please call 720-784-7717. Our Denver Colorado overtime rate attorneys are ready to review your case and advise you of your options.