I'm a non-exempt employee who has been working more than 40 hours a week. My manager refuses to pay me overtime if I don't let him know by 2pm and he makes a fuss. Half of the time I work overtime, it's because I don't get an assignment until after 4pm. I only requested overtime once and my manager said I could only put in for one hour even though I was here about 3 hours overtime. The rest of the girls on the team are too scared to request it even though we all work overtime. I think there might be some gender discrimination as well, since the only male on the team has less issues requesting overtime. Is what my company doing illegal with regards to not paying me my overtime since I'm non exempt and my offer letter told me I would be paid for my overtime?
Call some employment lawyers. Even if you were classified as exempt employers make mistakes. Anyone working over 40 hours weekly MIGHT be entitled to extra pay but it always depends on the facts. And those take time to uncover.
It sounds like your boss is violating multiple Federal and State Laws. You may be owed as much as 2X the underpayment. You should contact an experienced employment/labor attorney.
I would strongly advise you to consult with an experienced New York Employment Attorney to discuss your potential overtime claims against your employer as soon as possible.
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