I receive many emails with regard to labor laws. Many people would like to know whether they are required to work without pay if they’re exempt. Some ask where to go if they do not receive a paycheck for work performed.
I am not an expert on the laws of labor, but I can answer some of the most basic questions. Every state has a Department of Labor. You can search by entering for instance “New Mexico Department of Labor”. Go to the FAQ section and many basic questions will be answered there. You will also find forms for reporting wages not paid.
As a general rule, hourly employees must be paid time and one-half for hours over forty in a work-week. Exempt employees may be required to work extra time over forty but are not required to account for there whereabouts, i.e. clocking in and out.
If you have specific questions, please email me and I will do my best to find the answers for you.