The report, now released publicly for the first time, recognises the department needed to pay overtime
but reveals the lack of control held by senior managers and says "some of the claims are open to challenge".
Again, recognizing that overtime
applies when an employee works in excess of 40 hours in a week is important.
The Court found that Michalowski's contract for a salary "inclusive of all hours to be worked" was actually an improper attempt to contract out of the overtime
provisions in the Employment Standards legislation.
The total compensation due to her - including overtime
- is computed as follows:
The DOL revised the tests to determine whether white-collar employees are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime
The multimillion dollar lawsuits come as no surprise since laws governing overtime
are stricter in California than in other states.
State Farm required the adjusters to work long hours on a daily basis, and often on weekends, without overtime
compensation, Marlin said.
In 2001, employees in the prime age group (25-54) worked overtime
more frequently than younger or older employees - 13% more for women and 18% more for men - although most overtime
hours were worked by older employees.
The new regulations also cover a host of other overtime
issues, including stronger overtime
protections for blue-collar workers, police and fire officers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics, and licensed practical nurses.
However, public employers who have a contractual or state statutory obligation to pay overtime
will continue to be required to meet those contractual and statutory obligations.
Now Uncle Sam has rewritten the overtime
The program, available to government employees since the mid-1980s, would allow private-sector workers to bank up to 160 hours of overtime
California and federal laws are onerous in this area, and both permit personal liability upon the officers and managers who controlled the decision not to pay overtime
Over 50% of unionized workers in Japan work overtime
without pay on an average of 29.
a substantial proportion of Canadians who work for large employers regularly engage in overtime
work--and are more likely not to be paid for it;