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.
Who is paid overtime?
When can you receive overtime?
Who doesn't get overtime?
What if your paycheck is incorrect?
Jan 13, '03
doesn't help me. Either I'm blind ,or this is a loophole
I 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
Jan 14, '03
<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