Overtime for Production and Processing Facilities Employees
Employees who work in production and processing plants are entitled to be compensated for all hours of work they complete, including overtime. However, it is not uncommon for employers to ignore this requirement and improperly compensate their employees. Many production employees engage in certain tasks both before and after their shifts, including changing into and out of protective gear, readying equipment, and completing reports. Employers who are aware of or who sanction these types of activities occurring outside of normal work hours must pay their employees for every hour of work they have completed.
Production and Processing Facility Hours and Wage Violations
Unfortunately, employees at production and/or processing facilities may be subjected to hours and wage violations in several different ways by their employers. Some of the most common types of these violations include:
- Pre-shift work without pay
- Lunch break violations
- Post-shift work without pay
Many employers fail to adhere to employment laws regarding how their employees should be paid. However, employees who experience any of these or other forms of wage and hour violations may be entitled to pursue the wages which they have rightfully earned but not been paid by taking legal action.
Employers who fail to properly pay their employees for all the work they have done should be held accountable for this unfair treatment. Our attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. believe in helping all employees fight for the full pay they may have been denied due to their employer’s wage violations. Call Jason Knutson at 608-255-6663 to discuss how you can pursue your rightfully earned wages if you’ve been denied certain pay as an employee at a production or processing facility.