last night, a friend of hubby and mine was over and we were shooting the breeze, talking about work and such. i mentioned that hubby works 49 hours a week and gets no overtime pay or percentage pay. my friend said this is illegal (which i thought myself, we're in florida and i don't know if the labor laws vary in other states, but after 40 hours they must be paid time and a half or a percentage) and hubby said well, it's a small family owned business with only 6 or so employees, so they don't have to. is this true? if the business is not owned by the government or the state, they don't have to pay their employees over time?
Answer by Musicmom80 at 8:24 AM on Nov. 21, 2010
Answer by layh41407 at 7:49 AM on Nov. 21, 2010
Answer by Zoeyis at 7:52 AM on Nov. 21, 2010
Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:40 AM on Nov. 21, 2010
My mother who I live with works about 65-70hrs a week with no weekends off.She always had very long hours and as children she was never home. She also works in VA and we live in Md. Anyway she used to get over time but ever since the economy fell her employer said she should be happy she still has a job. She works even longer now because the only two employees in her department left. So yea it can happen and it's legal. She also is a salary paid employee, I don't know if that makes a difference.
Answer by Jenaiko01 at 8:08 AM on Nov. 21, 2010
Here is a link to explain how some people are exempt from overtime pay. This is from the US Department of Labor. Yes, labor laws are labor laws, but the DOL put exemptions in their laws. Which is how some people are exempt.
Answer by layh41407 at 10:16 AM on Nov. 21, 2010
Answer by b_stotka at 11:16 AM on Nov. 21, 2010
Answer by layh41407 at 12:17 PM on Nov. 21, 2010
Answer by SweetLuci at 5:15 PM on Nov. 21, 2010