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I load and unload shipping vessels at a city port. Do dock or shipyard workers get overtime pay?

 

A:

If you work in a shipyard, city port, oil rig, or a similar environment you should know that many workers in these fields are commonly misclassified under the "seaman exemption" of the FLSA and are denied overtime. With the demanding schedules required in this line of work this can lead to workers being robbed of thousands of dollars in lost wages and FLSA benefits every year. However, most workers have no idea that they are being cheated on their paychecks.

Blog post:
The "Seaman Exemption" under the FLSA; Find out why dock and shipyard workers such as Tankers may be robbed of thousands of dollars in overtime under the seaman exemption.


Galvin Kennedy
Founding Attorney at Kennedy Hodges, LLP