Straight pay for 12 hour shifts? - page 2

For those of you who work 12 hour shifts, do you get straight pay for the entire shift? Time and a half for the four hours? I'm curious about this as my facility does not pay anything over straight... Read More

  1. by   Agnus
    Originally posted by susanmary
    For those of you who work 12 hour shifts, do you get straight pay for the entire shift? Time and a half for the four hours? I'm curious about this as my facility does not pay anything over straight pay for the 12 hours. If you do get a differential/time and a half, are you union or nonion? Thanks. I've been posting alot today -- got to cut down on my coffee.....
    It depends on your state's labor laws. Some make a provision for 12 hour shifts, (especially health care,) to be treated as straight time. A call to your state labor board or Dept. Labor should give you a definitive answer to your question.

    In NV 12 hour shift is straight time.
    Last edit by Agnus on Apr 8, '02
  2. by   mattsmom81
    Most facilities have done away with OT unless it's more than 80 hours in a 2 week pay period...that way they can work 3 12's one week and 4 the next--and pay only 4 hours of OT.

    My last facility used bonus pay to encourage extra that if you wanted to come in extra (even if you were only part time) you would get an extra $$ bonus. That was kinda nice.

    Some Dallas facilities are denying OT due to 'exempt' policy for nursing staff.....I won't work in those facilities.
  3. by   curlynurse
    We get time and a half after 8 hours, double time after 12 hours. We are union. I work days, so there is no shift differential, but I think night diff is 3.25/hr.
  4. by   Agnus
    Again the facility policies cannot over ride what the state's labor laws say. So if your facility operates a certain way it must do so within the confines of the state labor regulations.
    In NV OT is >40 hours a week.

    When I was in CA OT specifically for hospitals and healthcare facilities was >80 hours in a 2 week period. AND you could work twelve hours in 24. However, if your normal shift was 8 hours and your worked 10 then you got paid OT. But if your normal shift was 12 hours and you worked 12 you got straigth time.

    So if you want to know exactly what is legal call the labor board. Facilities can give you better than what the board allows but not worse. Ex. If they allow 12 without OT pay and one facility wants to be competetive and offer you more pay to work 12 instead of 8 they can do it. But If they don't allow 12 shifts and you work over 8 they must pay OT.
  5. by   Gomer
    Since January 1, 2001 all hourly employees in California are to be paid OT after 8-hours on a 12-hour shift, without reducing the rates. This law (called AB60) has made the governor the "darling" of the unions.
  6. by   Agnus
    Nice to hear about the changes in CA. It's been a few years, since I last worked in CA. The new legislation on nurse patient ratio is welcome by all as well. I believe this will lead the way for other states to follow. I just hope it is not too far away for the rest of us.
  7. by   rnoflabor2000
    2 non-union hospitals
    County hospital....shift diff (15%)7p-7a and (10%)3p-7p 2$hr/weekends 12hour shifts
    Current hospital....shift diff (15%) 7p-7a has 8 and 12hour shifts...I work 12's from 6a-6p so I get 1hr shift diff per day
  8. by   azgirl
    Straight pay for 12's. OT kicks in after 40 hours in a week.

    $4 night/weekend differential. Have to do both to get that.
  9. by   hpyrn
  10. by   moonrose2u
    i work the weekend plan: 2 12's: every saturday and sunday and get paid for 36..i don't get overtime unless i work over 40 physical hours per week, and then its time and one half..i have all benefits but accumulate pto slower based upon actual number of hours worked.

    we get 4.00/hr shift diff for eves and nights...
  11. by   Charles S. Smith, RN, MS
    OT depends on how your facility manages the federal requirements or collective bargaining requirements for OT....1) OT after 40 hours/week or 2) the 8/80 rule..anything over 8 hours and anything over 80 hrs/2 weeks...

  12. by   Dayannight
    Non-union hospital - straight pay for 12 hr shifts. NOCs gets differential of .75 first four hours, and $1.50 last eight. OT after 40 hrs. W/E differential is 10% of hourly wage.
  13. by   Teshiee
    In CA you are paid 8 hours and time in a half for the 4 hours. The shift differential varies from hospital to hospital. But the down side to that is when it kicked in effect your base rate was lowered to meet the same amount as if you were working straight 12 hours. Either way they get you.