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Miscalculated overtime rate

Discussion in 'Wage and Hour, Overtime' started by DHAW485, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. DHAW485

    DHAW485 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    If an employer had been miscalculating the overtime rate of pay for the last 14 years, and have now become aware of it, do they have to go back the full 14 years to calculate lost wages to be back paid, or is there a legal option that would allow them to only go back 2 years from when the error was discovered? This happened in Washington state.
     
  2. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Federal law is 2 years. Three years if the underpayment was "willful" which doesn't appear to be the case.
     
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  3. DHAW485

    DHAW485 Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Ok, thanks for the reply.
     

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