Am I owed overtime

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Am I owed overtime

I worked for a contractor for 2 years he paid me cash every
Saturday and he never payed me overtime I worked from 7 Am to 6
pm Mon -Sat most of the days worked all holidays my job was
drywall paint general labor yard rock landscaping trash pick me
he didn’t pay me the min wave of 10 he just fired me 2 weeks

Asked on March 26, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If you were an hourly employee (i.e. paid on an hourly basis), as you presumably were, you were owed overtime whenever you worked more than 40 hours in a week (overtime is based on weekly hours, not daily; and overtime is not required for holidays). In a week where you worked 7am to 6pm each day, or 11 days per day, for 6 days (Monday to Saturday), you would have worked 66 hours and should have been paid 26 hours overtime. You can make a claim for the back overtime: a good place to start is to contact your state department of labor, to see if they can help (they may be able to); if not, you could sue for the money.

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