Federal and state laws set the minimum wage and a standard 40 hour work-week for most hourly employees, requiring the payment of “time and a half” for “overtime” hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a given week. Prevailing wage laws apply to work performed in connection with certain government contracts. Wage and hour disputes oftentimes arise as a result of employee misclassification (exempt instead of non-exempt status), and failure to pay overtime for work performed before or after scheduled shifts, during lunch, or while “off the clock.” Prevailing wage disputes can arise when a contractor or subcontractor on a government project fails to or is accused of failing to compensate employees at the appropriate wage rate required for the project.
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