What to Do if You Think You Are not Getting Paid for All Hours You Work.


Tracking Your Hours: What to Do if You Think You Are not Getting Paid for All Hours You Work.

All hourly wage earners, and even non-exempt, salaried workers can take some simple steps to make sure they are getting paid for all hours worked and for all of their overtime.

1. Your employer likely tracks the time that you work. You should, too. Keep a copy of all of your daily clock-ins and clock-outs. If your employer does not give you the time you have worked on a daily basis, pays you a salary even though you are non-exempt, or requires you to do work “off the clock” or before or after your shift, write down the times you clock in and clock out, for example, in a small journal that fits into your pocket, purse, or briefcase.

2. Make a copy or take a picture of your shift schedule if it shows you are working more hours than you are being paid.

3. Make sure you count all work time, not just when you clock in and out.

4. Look at your pay stubs. Is all of the time you worked reflected on the pay stub? Did you get paid time-and-a-half (1.5 times your hourly wage) for all hours worked over 40 hours in a work week?

5. Ask for your employer’s written policies on how they calculate your pay and overtime, read them, and make sure you understand them.

If you believe you are not getting paid for all of your hours worked or your overtime, contact  the Texas Employment Lawyers at Spencer Scott pllc for a free consultation and evaluation of your personal employment law claims.