# Overtime Pay

1. Hi everybody, this is probably the wrong page to ask this, but I am having problems logging in and moving from page to page on the site.
My name is Jody and I just got My LVN license on July 12th. I started work with a home health agency and want to know if anybody else is getting paid like this. I am in california.

I am making \$15 an hour, BUT..... only if I work 40 hours or less. If I work say 48 hrs that week then the agency drops my pay down to \$13.87 an hour for all of my hours worked. The more hours I work the lower my hourly pay goes. So here is how the math goes

40 hour week. 15 x 40 = \$600 gross (before taxes)

48 hour week hourly pay drops down to \$13.87. 13.87 x 40 = \$554.58
then the 8 hours O.T. 13.87 x 1.5 x 8 = \$166.44 Total gross for the week \$720.92

Now if you just do \$15 x 48 hours it = \$720.00

So basically what they are doing is adjusting my pay down based on the amount of overtime hours I worked for the week so that no matter how many hours I work I get a straight \$15 an hour and no time and a half. They also gave me a lovely paper telling me all about AB60 (if you haven't heard of it just type in ab60 on an internet search). I went to the DOL page and it specifically say that LVN's are not generally included in the overtime exemption
I would appreciate any feedback or info from others who have heard about this or have experienced it. Thanks Jody

* This posting is also in the introduce yourself page. As I said earlier I have been having problems logging in and it seems that finally I can now move and post in different forums now. Sorry in advance if I am going to get in trouble for double posting. It won't happen again. Jody :wink2:
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