• Anthony July 29, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I work 55-60 hours a week and my company pays me production with a small production incentive or bonus. but we aren’t paid overtime. Should we be?

  • Lauren July 31, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    I am a non-exempt alternate work week veterinary nurse in California who normally works swing shifts. A few weeks ago I worked a 17.5 hour shift starting at 3pm one day and ending at 8:30am the next day. My employer is telling me that they do not have to pay me overtime because their “workday” is from 12am-11:59pm so even though I went 17.5 hours straight with no breaks they do not have to pay me extra because the hours were not in the same day. Does anyone know if this is legal?

    • Admin August 2, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Hi Lauren, You can submit a complaint form here for a California labor attorney to review…

    • Homer December 8, 2016 at 2:05 am

      It seems to me that you should get at least 1.5 hrs overtime.

    • Marcus December 16, 2016 at 2:52 pm

      California laws apply. Overtime after 8 hrs in a shift, double time after 12 hrs in a shift. Until you clocked out. No matter what there “Considered” “Work day” is. Alot of companies tried that little loophole and lost very quickly when employees called the labor board. And when people took it to courts.
      I’m not a lawyer.

  • eric bentley yu August 13, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    I work for a employer for 4 years and never paid me overtime the work week I have over 40 hrs

  • Michael Morse August 17, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Hi i work in Mass as a hourly mechanic, i know that most mechanics do not get overtime due to the fact of being s flat rate mechanic, but when i started my job i had to sign a handbook that inside stated any hours over 40 will be paid time and a half. I’ve read somewhere in the laws that if your a lube technician or tire changer you are entitled to over time, im tired of getting pushed aside from my bosses and forgotten about whenever i bring the subject up, so now after 3 years of 47 hours roughly a week im trying to make a stand and get what they owe. Any suggestions or info would be greatly appreciated. I work at a Ford Dealership in Mass thanks Mike

  • Jan Mcw August 24, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    ive work at a veterinary for 16 yrs. our pay period is 1st- 15th, and 16th- end of month. i was told that some pay periods can have more than 80hrs in a pay period without overtime. so ive worked many pay periods where i would work 88hr or 96 hr with out overtime . when i did work overtime and was paid for it . it wouldnt kick in until i worked passed 88 or 96 hrs. does this sound like i have an issue here?

  • Bring Water September 9, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I am an hourly employee in Massachusetts and have been participating in a “flextime” plan for over a year with my employer. This means that I alternate my hours worked per week in order to have every other Friday afternoon off. So I work 42 hours one week and 38 hours the next week. This adds up to 80 hours per pay period.
    But I just noticed that I have not been getting paid for overtime on the weeks where I am expected to work only 38 hours.
    In other words, on my 42-hour weeks, if I actually put in 44 hours, I get 2 hours’ overtime. But on my 38-hours weeks, if I actually put in 40 hours, I only get paid 2 for two extra hours at my REGULAR wage (not time and a half). To me, anything over 80 hours per pay period should be considered overtime…is that correct? If not, how come on my 42-hour weeks, I am not paid for 2 hours of overtime? I think this is shiesty and I feel like it has something to do with our company’s switchover at the beginning of this year to a new payroll company. Does anyone have any insight? Thanks!

  • Edgar September 23, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Hello I have. A. Question or concern
    9-12-16 11-am -5 no lunch
    9-13-16 6am to 3pm 1hr lunch
    9-14-16 6am 7pm no lunch
    9-15-16 6am -4pm no lunch
    9-16-16 9am -3 1hr lunch to be honest I misplace my sheet where I was keeping track of my hours but the point is I got pay for. 40 hrs and ot just .30 it has to be. More than 5hrs of overtime and I know this company /agency are shady what you guys recommend

  • J.D.C. September 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Hi I worked 40hrs each week 5 days a week 8hrs each day I mostly never got a break and one time I had to go too the restroom but I didn’t have anyone give me a break and I had a accident or they gave me my break 30mins before I had to clock out is this wrong doing? and what should I do about this?

  • Camy October 26, 2016 at 1:36 am

    I work 14 hours per day at 7 days a week then have the following week off ,so in two week period that’s 98 hours ,,but I don’t get paid any overtime. ! Am I suppose to get overtime paid after the 88 hours ? Like I should get 10 hours of overtime am I correct? I’m a security guard..please reply me in my email..thank you very kindly

  • Angela Thursby October 28, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I am an LVN. We work 3 12s one week and 4 12s the next. My employer is telling us it is legal to sign a waiver to waive our 4 hours of overtime each day because it’s an AWS. Is this correct? Everywhere I look says no you CANNOT waive your rights to other.

  • RYAN ROSEBERRY October 31, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    i work 39 hours a week. and on some days i will stay an extra 2 hours on my reg 8 hour day. do i qualify for over time? i work in los angeles ca 90230

  • T November 4, 2016 at 9:48 am

    I worked 52 hours last week and my boss told me because it got split with the last pay period I wouldn’t be getting overtime. I don’t know if a work week is considered monday through sunday or sunday through saturday, but I would have made overtime either way.

  • Susan ell November 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

    How would you calculate this.. I’m working a 12 hour shift, 10/hr + OT so $140 on a regular day. My employer pays holiday pay for hours worked within the 24 hour holiday. I work 8pm to 8 am so i only receive holiday pay for 4 of the 12 hours i work. How will the holiday pay and ot pay be calculated in this case?

  • Wesley brown November 27, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I work 40 hrs a week….then all my overtime hours are paid from another company that my boss owns also.those hrs are no paid as time plus half they are straight hourly rate.seperate check from a company i never applied to work im working 50 to 60 hrs a week without time and a half pay.getting 2 different checks from 2 different companies. ….also. The jobs i am doing are government contracts. ….how is my employer allowed to do this?what can i do about this?

    • Marcus December 16, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      That’s illegal.

  • Marcus December 10, 2016 at 7:08 am

    I have a question.
    My company is based in corona california. I was hired from that office. I live in las vegas. And my company has no offices her in nevada. Only me and another guy who live in nevada. I do low voltage electrician work.
    90 % of my work is in california 8% Arizona and 2% has been here in nevada
    My question is should they be paying me OT after 8 hrs? Cause as of now I don’t get OT untill after 40 hrs no matter where I work. And they aren’t taking taxes out in cali or arizona.
    I was under the impression and told by the secretary that did my orientation that since I was hired in/out of California I’m a california employee. So Living in nevada shouldnt make me a nevada employee right? And I should be paid OT after 8 hrs? I believe they are screwing me and when I file taxes I’m gonna be further screwed also owing money to california and Arizona. Any real knowledge would help. Thanks

  • gabriel soria January 3, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    I’ve work 9 years never got payed overtime. Maintenance tech worked on weekends with emergency calls from tenants at fisrt i put in about 30 hours but got a day off instead of overtime

  • Jerri February 21, 2017 at 1:10 am

    So I live in Louisiana , my employer gave me my check today and told me she’s only paying me for 40 hours when I worked for 46.15 hours. She states that she looked on the cameras and said that I was on my phone more than I worked WHICH IS A TOTAL LIE! Is she legally able to take 6 hours that I was there in the office working from me because she supposedly seen my on my phone more than I worked ??????

  • ryan March 8, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    my wife works over 40 hours a week but her job tells her that the first week or her 2 week paycheck dont count as overtime we live in kokomo IN

  • Johnnt March 14, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I am 17 and o work 66 hours a week soulf o get or

  • RYAN April 16, 2017 at 2:30 am

    I usually work overtime, some weeks more than others. I get paid on the 5th and the 20th of every month and also get paid holidays. I feel like I’m constantly getting screwed out of overtime. For example this week I’m on call and easter Sunday is tomorrow and I will be paid a full 8 hours for that day. I’m not going to get any time and a half pay until I work more than 8 hours overtime to cover the paid holiday… basically I just fried my own brain. Please me know if I’m being screwed. I’m too lazy to figure out the twisted over time BS.

  • DAVID DILORETO April 20, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    I worked 38.5 hours this Week and the Employer let us out Early on Easter Friday 3:15pm Instead of 5pm, I then worked the next day in a Sat. 5.0 hours OT, I get an email today that she is taking 1.5 hours of my OT hours to make up my 40 hours for the week which she let us go early on Friday for the Easter Holiday. Is this a Legal thing that she can do this to me? Please let me know. Thank You

  • Case July 31, 2017 at 7:25 am

    The company I work for doesn’t consider a full work week until 50 hrs. I am salary based as a fiber optic splicer. Should I be on salary and is it ok for them to change the weekly hours to 50?

  • Thelma Vasquez November 14, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    I was a store manager for Dollar General #13350 in Dallas.. I was getting paid salary, but working more hours the what I was getting paid..

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