My daughter is made to go into work between 7:45-8:00 am and work until 4:30-5:30pm with a 30 minute lunch break. She has been forced to leave early on Fridays so her employer does not have to pay her overtime for the week. (He initially told her to take

Hourly wage paid. Work on the admin side in a dental office.
Being sent home early on Fridays so my employer doesn't have to pay me overtime after making me stay late during the week to complete computer updates, waiting for patients to be done, etc.

2 answers  |  asked Nov 1, 2016 2:56 PM [EST]  |  applies to Pennsylvania

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Scott Leah
If your concern is that your daughter is not being permitted to work a full day on Friday, so that she does not go over 40 hours for the week, the employer is not doing anything wrong. One of the primary tools that employers have to avoid having to pay overtime is to make sure their employees work 40 hours (or less) a week. That can be done by sending employees home after they have hit 40 hours, no matter what day or time of day it is.

posted by Scott Leah  |  Nov 2, 2016 06:39 AM [EST]
Christopher Ezold
Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Federal law applies, unless otherwise specified.

That being said, what is your question? An employer may require you to not work more than 40 hours, and may change your hours from time to time. If you don't like the job, you have the right to go find another.

/Christopher E. Ezold/

posted by Christopher Ezold  |  Nov 2, 2016 05:38 AM [EST]

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