Installation and Service Technicians’ Rights to Overtime Pay
Wage and hour violations are commonplace in industries that employ installation and service technicians. In some situations, employees perform work activities either before or after the official period of time for which they are paid. This work may include tasks that employees perform in connection with the essential duties of their position and may even include working from home. Commonly referred to as “working off the clock,” employees who are not considered exempt from overtime pay according to state and federal law should be properly compensated for this work that they complete.
While certain employees in service and installation industries may be exempt from receiving overtime pay, there are, unfortunately, many other employees in these fields that are not exempt, yet do not receive the additional pay they deserve for certain work which they have completed. In this situation, employees are legally allowed to pursue action against their employer in an effort to obtain the wages which they should have originally been paid.
Overtime Violations for Installation and Service Technicians
There are a number of different ways in which installation and service technicians may be uncompensated for a number of different critical job tasks, including:
- Job preparation
- Completing paperwork
- Waiting and on-call time
These and other aspects of an installation or service technician’s job require overtime payment if performed outside of the working hours for which the employee is paid their salary and the employee is not considered legally exempt.
If you or someone you know is an installation or service technician and you have been denied the overtime pay to which you are entitled, Jason Knutson at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. can help you fight for what’s yours. Learn more about your rights in this situation by calling 608-255-6663 today to discuss your situation.