Should You Be Getting Overtime?

  1. From ANA's Workplace Advocacy Program:

    As a registered nurse, you maintain professional standards of practice. But this does not mean that you must work extra hours without appropriate compensation.

    Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)--the federal law that governs wages and hours of work--you are entitled to fair compensation for the work you do whether you are paid a salary or by the hour.

    Contents:
    Who is paid overtime?
    When can you receive overtime?
    Who doesn't get overtime?
    What if your paycheck is incorrect?

    http://www.ana.org/dlwa/wages/wp4.htm
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   AJACKT33Z
    doesn't help me. Either I'm blind ,or this is a loopholeI know something isn't right, but can't find law to back me up) ok hosp on a 2x a month pay schedule (not q 2 weeks---where some months= 3 paychecks) payday----10th & last day of month 30, 31, 28 payPERIODs are 1-15 16-whatever month ends on. 16-31 dec I worked 12 days(99 hrs) what did paycheck say? 96 reg & 3 hrs ot!!!!!! anyone know if it's kosher? I think I'm being cheated--all help would be a godsend.I have to know if they are crooking me.
    Last edit by AJACKT33Z on Jan 13, '03
  4. by   memphispanda
    Well...12 days x 8 hours = 96 hours, plus 3 OT hours= 99 hours. Seems legit to me. Looking at the calendar for December shows the 16-31 to encompass two full weeks and part of another. Going with Monday through Friday as workdays, you would have worked 12 days. 16-20 are M-F, 8 hour days, 23-27 are M-F, 8 hour days, 30-31 are M-T, 8 hour days. That is 3 separate weeks, therefore you wouldn't be eligible for additional overtime unless you worked longer hours during one particular week. Does that make sense?
  5. by   AJACKT33Z
    yes,memphis---it does. I haven't got it down pat, but that kind of payday 2x/mon------I haven't had, and I've been around.I've looked all over the net re overtime laws & didn't see this . So is it a raw deal as compared to other payroll plans? All I know is that I went w/ what all my previous joba called overtime, isn't, and need a new guideline/reference plan to follow. I'm going back & figure it out---thks a mil--AJACK
  6. by   memphispanda
    To me, the only raw deal of it is having to wait a bit longer between paychecks. My DH gets paid on the 1st and 15th which is sort of a pain too. Longer months can get money tight toward the end. I have heard that there are tax differences when you are paid bimonthly as opposed to weekly, but I would imagine that if there are differences they wouldn't be too big, and when you file your taxes, you would get the difference taken care of.
  7. by   colleen10
    Ditto to what Memphis said. Usually overtime is anything over 40 hours in a one week period.
  8. by   -jt
    <ok hosp on a 2x a month pay schedule (not q 2 weeks---where some months= 3 paychecks) payday----10th & last day of month 30, 31, 28 payPERIODs are 1-15 16-whatever month ends on. 16-31 dec I worked 12 days(99 hrs) what did paycheck say? 96 reg & 3 hrs ot!!!!!! anyone know if it's kosher?>

    Damned if I know. Im dyslexic with numbers. I got lost right after the first set of parenthesis. lol

    What does your contract say about overtime pay? We get a paycheck for 75 hrs every 2 weeks - (37.5 hrs/wk). Anything over that is overtime. But we base it on daily time, not weekly or biweekly time. So, we get overtime pay for any time worked past the end of our regular shift and also for any extra shifts worked.

    I only have to work 75 hrs in a pay period, so if I had worked 99 hrs (god forbid), my check would be 75 hrs straight time & 24 hrs overtime - whether they were extra days worked or I just stayed a couple of hrs later on my regular days.

    Good thing too cause I could never figure it out if I had your paycheck. Theyd rob me blind & I wouldnt have a clue. lol
    Last edit by -jt on Jan 14, '03

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