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Overdue Overtime presented by Sommers Schwartz

Award Winning Michigan-based Law Firm, Sommers Schwartz presents Overdue Overtime, a podcast for American workers who have experienced unfair wage practices in various industries. Our guests include lawyers, paralegals, and support staff who share insight on your right to recover unpaid overtime and other wage benefits. In our shows, we will uncover truths about filing lawsuits to collect unpaid wages, including from the perspective of workers who actually filed and won their cases. Listen to find out how YOU can get Overdue Overtime!

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Episodes

August 16, 2023

Unlocking the Secrets of Overtime Pay: Avoid Costly Mistakes with Jesse Young

Overtime pay revisions can appear to be a complicated equation—yet they are fundamental to guarantee that workers are fairly compensated for their time and effort. Such miscalculations often stem from an incorrect understanding of overtime pay calculations which must include all forms of remuneration, not just the hourly base rate. Including all compensations ensures not merely fairness in payment but it enforces compliance with labor law regulations. In his conversation with Justin Isaac, Jesse Young emphasizes the dynamics of this miscalculation. He underscores the relevance of components such as bonuses and shift differentials in the overtime calculation, which are often overlooked. Young articulates the mathematical aspect of these computations, dispelling the notion that they are just a base hourly rate multiplied by a certain factor. This insight underscores the intricacies and complexities of overtime calculations, echoing the need for proper understanding and execution.

May 31, 2023

Donning and Doffing: Are You Getting Paid For Getting Ready for Work?

If you work or worked in an industry that requires you to put on and take off Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), you might have experienced wage theft. In this episode, Matt shares case examples of people who have not been paid properly for doing work that is part of the job: which includes putting on your equipment!

May 3, 2023

The Equal Pay Act: How Do I Know If I Should Sue My Employer?

In today's modern time, the fight for gender equality still continues to be an important issue. One significant milestone in this ongoing battle was the establishment of the Equal Pay Act (EPA). Enacted in 1963, the EPA was a landmark legislation that aimed to address the persistent wage disparities faced by women in the workforce and it serves as a crucial legal safeguard for employees, aiming to protect them against unequal compensation based on gender. 

April 4, 2023

A Day in the Life of a Plaintiff | Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson joins the second part of a 2-part episode to examine the day in the life of a plaintiff. Justin and Jason go behind the scenes of how Sommers Schwartz serves as an advocate for employees who have fallen victim to unfair workplace practices like unpaid wages. They discuss the details of preparation for depositions and mediations.

March 7, 2023

Uncovering the Reality of Unpaid Wages: A Plaintiff's Perspective

Diane Castañeda

Jesse Young joins the first of a 2-part episode to examine the day in the life of a plaintiff. Justin and Jesse go behind the scenes of how Sommers Schwartz serves as an advocate for employees who have fallen victim to unfair workplace practices like unpaid wages. They discuss the details related to class action lawsuits, interrogatories, and dispositions

February 21, 2023

Unlock Your Overtime Pay: The Insider's Guide to Fair Labor Standards

Attorney Jason Thompson of Sommers Schwartz defines what (Overdue) Overtime actually is by explaining the Fair Labor Standards Act, the purpose of mediation, and other related topics like wage liquidation. Host, Justin Isaac, facilitates an informative discussion.

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