Although there are a few exceptions, generally speaking, if you do work for someone, especially a business, you are supposed to be paid on an hourly basis, at a rate not below a certain level. If you are working more than 40 hours per week, you are generally supposed to be paid at a higher rate for those extra hours. If you are expected to be on-call, you may be entitled to compensation for the time you spend on-call. If you have questions about how you are paid, you might be entitled to compensation. Find out. Call. If you know someone who has been denied part or all of his or her pay, have that person call..