Overtime Violations in Doctors’ Offices
I have seen an increase in clients coming to my office who have complained that they did not get overtime pay for working in a doctor’s office or medical practice. I have had clients who did not get paid overtime because they were paid as independent contractors, others whose paychecks showed overtime hours – but who did not get overtime pay, and still others who were paid a salary but who had their pay docked when they didn’t show up for work. In each of these scenarios, I have argued that my client was entitled to recover overtime pay.
The Fair Labor Standards Act, which is the law that requires the payment of overtime wages, applies to people who work in medical offices, physician practices, and diagnostic centers the same as it would apply to those who work in other settings.
Many people think that they are not entitled to overtime pay for working as a scheduler, medical assistant, nurse, or billing clerk, but I consistently fight for people with these titles to recover their overtime pay.
If you have a question about whether you are entitled to overtime pay for working more than 40 hours in a workweek, then contact my office for a free consultation.