Pressured To Work "Off the Clock"

I was offered a position in a school district. The hours are 7:30 to 4:00. After quitting my previous job and starting the new one, I began to see that everybody works 10-20 hours overtime "off the clock." I refuse to do it and am continually pressured/harrassed. I am also criticized for taking lunch. Is this legal and what can I do to stop this type of pressuring?

2 answers  |  asked Sep 29, 2001 02:14 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (2)

Janet M. Koehn
the rules are different

much depends on your position with the school district. there are special rules for school employees, even non-teaching ones. if this is happening throughout the district, you should contact an attorney experienced in employment law. please call me for a free phone consultation.
janet koehn
805-658-0655

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Oct 1, 2001 4:26 PM [EST]
Richard J. Vaznaugh
Wage and Hour Violations

Sounds like a series of wage and hour violations -- overtime should be paid for all non-exempt employees and you have a statutory right to lunch breaks as well as intermittent paid breaks during the day. Please give me a call if you would like to discuss further. If your case looks promising I will likely connect you with experienced employment law counsel in Southern Cal. Sincerely, Richard Vaznaugh, 415-487-0426.

posted by Richard J. Vaznaugh  |  Sep 29, 2001 8:49 PM [EST]

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