I work 42.5 hours a week, and I only get paid for 1.5 hours of overtime. Is that okay, and if not, what should I do?

I work in a family-owned restaurant. It is my first job, so I'm not clear on the laws of overtime. I work 8.5 hours a day, on a 5 day workweek, which adds up to 42.5. My pay stub says I'm getting paid for 1.5 hours of overtime. Is this okay?

1 answer  |  asked Jan 20, 2016 11:06 AM [EST]  |  applies to North Carolina

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Reagan Weaver
The law says that you must be paid overtime for all time worked in excess of 40 hours per week. Maybe payroll is just multiplying wrong? If this is your first job, you get to test your diplomacy skills here. You are being shorted some pay to which you are entitled. If you are under 18, then you are still being shorted and possibly being made to work more hours than the law requires. I'm not up on the specifics of the youth labor laws.

I am assuming that you are coming in on time each day and there isn't a deduction being made for being 10-12 minutes late each day.

Good luck. Hopefully this is just a mistake.

posted by Reagan Weaver  |  Jan 20, 2016 12:18 PM [EST]

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