Need to vent...being volunteered by someone else to do overtime...WHAT?! - page 5

So for the second weekend in a row, the NM at the HH agency where I work basically volunteers MY services to do the early morning shift on Sundays. This is besides the fact that I already work M-F 8-5. She gets the owner to call... Read More

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    They're not paying you overtime???

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    Nope, because apparently my office work and my field work are different. So if I do 40 hours a week at the office then 24 hours over the weekend of field work, that does not qualify as overtime pay to them. How legal is that?
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    Quote from Jeweles26
    Nope, because apparently my office work and my field work are different. So if I do 40 hours a week at the office then 24 hours over the weekend of field work, that does not qualify as overtime pay to them. How legal is that?
    And then they give you a hard time for requesting flex time? Are you non-exempt or exempt? I would quickly become unable to answer my phone over the weekend. And probably look in to filing a complaint with the Dept of Labor.
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    Yea, Im seriously thinking about it. And the thing is, the office manager pulled the whole "You have a 2 year contract with us" when I told her the work was causing me so much stress (I am in the US on TN work status, but its not a sponsorship). Even if what they say is true, in the short amount of time Ive been there, I think I have enough on them that I could do some damage if they tried to mess with me. I need to find new work and fast...
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    Quote from Jeweles26
    Yea, Im seriously thinking about it. And the thing is, the office manager pulled the whole "You have a 2 year contract with us" when I told her the work was causing me so much stress (I am in the US on TN work status, but its not a sponsorship). Even if what they say is true, in the short amount of time Ive been there, I think I have enough on them that I could do some damage if they tried to mess with me. I need to find new work and fast...
    That doesn't sound right with the hours. Work is work right? My husband is a police officer, his hours writing a report INSIDE are COMPLETELY the same as working patrol OUTSIDE...that's fishy! I'd definitely start seeing who you can complain too! Not legal advice, but perhaps a decent law suit! Sounds like they are holding your status above your head!
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    I guess Ill just hold off unless they really start messing with me, or try to intimidate me any more than they are. But think about the media sensation if they tried to mess with me or threaten my employment any more...
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    Quote from Jeweles26
    Nope, because apparently my office work and my field work are different. So if I do 40 hours a week at the office then 24 hours over the weekend of field work, that does not qualify as overtime pay to them. How legal is that?
    It is perfectly legal. Your "office" can be considered executive and that you supervise others making that time exempt of federal labor laws....then you go "out to the field.
    http://www.dol.gov/compliance/guide/minwage.htm
    The
    following are examples of employees exempt from both the minimum wage and overtime pay requirements:

    • Executive, administrative, and professional employees (including teachers and academic administrative personnel in elementary and secondary schools), outside sales employees, and certain skilled computer professionals (as defined in the Department of Labor's regulations) 1
    • Employees of certain seasonal amusement or recreational establishments
    • Employees of certain small newspapers and switchboard operators of small telephone companies
    • Seamen employed on foreign vessels
    • Employees engaged in fishing operations
    • Employees engaged in newspaper delivery
    • Farm workers employed on small farms (i.e., those that used less than 500 "man‑days" of farm labor in any calendar quarter of the preceding calendar year)
    • Casual babysitters and persons employed as companions to the elderly or infirm
    Now is that morally right? I don't think so. You can always call the the Department of Labor and ask them.
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    Quote from Jeweles26
    Nope, because apparently my office work and my field work are different. So if I do 40 hours a week at the office then 24 hours over the weekend of field work, that does not qualify as overtime pay to them. How legal is that?
    Are you salaried in your office position? If so, you're probably "exempt" from overtime and that's how they can get away with it. That's also why they want you to do it on Sunday rather than a full-time field nurse who they'd have to pay overtime to.
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    My response is always "That's not going to work for me."
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    No, I am not salaried. I have hourly wage. And I questioned the whole 'not getting paid for overtime' thing. They said that they just trade a day I work over the weekend for a day off later that I would get paid for. So basically, they just want to give me time off so I dont end up doing more than 40hours/week somehow.


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