The regular work week is 40 hours. Any time worked above that mark should be rewarded with overtime pay. However, unscrupulous employers will sometimes try to skirt their financial obligations by engaging in deceptive and illegal practices.
Fortunately for employees, the law is on your side.
Except for a few exemptions, employees are entitled to time and a half pay for working above and beyond the typical work week. If an employer refuses to pay you overtime, you have some recourse.
Protections built into the law can help you recoup any unpaid overtime wages.