Do have an extra $5.3 MILLION to resolve a wage and hour claim? Fun fact: on average, total wage and hour payments due to unpaid overtime, failure to provide meal and/or rest breaks and off-the-clock work total approximately $400 million per year. On average, companies have paid $5.3 million to resolve one case. If you’re thinking, “No problem, I outsource my payroll, so everything is fine,” I would agree. Your payroll probably is just fine. But are your employee classification?