Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, with US corporate offices are here in Georgia, was the subject of a recent Supreme Court hearing on the subject of unpaid overtime owed to their sale representatives. The sales representatives claimed they were asked to work extra hours although receiving only their ordinary pay. The GlaxoSmithKline case is one of many such cases before courts. According to a recent report in USA Today, the number of cases involving unpaid overtime has increased 32% since 2008.
Experts differ as to the reason for the upswing in these cases. However the methods employers use to deny overtime pay to their employees are common to most of these cases:
If you believe that you have been the victim of an unscrupulous employer refusing to pay you for your overtime work, you may be entitled to compensation. Georgia law requires that employers pay at least 1.5 times the minimum wage for overtime to their employers. Contact a qualified employee protection attorney at today to find out more about your rights under the law.