I have been working for an agency in Virginia Beach for almost a year now, I won't say their name but it rhymes with Taxim. I have been working per diem at a few different hospitals but recently started sticking to just one hospital. I have had no problem working overtime with this hospital until recently when they changed their rules and can no longer offer Per Diem nurses overtime. I figured "no big deal I will just get my overtime in at another hospital". Well my agency just told me they can pay me overtime if I split my hours between two hospitals because they can't bill either hospital for my overtime. I understand where they are coming from but I am still their employee on their payroll and I believe it is illegal to not compensate me for overtime regardless of where I do my hours. I know my agency makes a pretty penny on me for every hour I work and they can easily afford to make up my overtime pay. Is what they are doing legal? I don't know how to approach them about this. Is my state different in their overtime law because it is a commonwealth? Please any advise would be very helpful!
Yes, do check with the Labor Board (federal). Try getting the right contacts via your Federal Senators' offices
and House of Representatives' offices (federal).
Your post is confusing, in that you say the agency can pay you overtime but then state they can't or won't pay you OT.
In your state, what is the definition of overtime? Over 40 hours per week? more than 8 hours per day?
Last edit by Kooky Korky on Jan 14