is my employer required to pay overtime when I am work reduced?

I work a 10 hour alternative schedule in a hospital. When I am work reduced after working 8 hours, isn't my employer required by law to pay me time and a half for the remaining 2 hours? If so how do I convince them that they are not following the law?

1 answer  |  asked Apr 5, 2011 11:44 AM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (1)

Janet M. Koehn
Your employer is required by state and federal law to pay you only for the hours you work. The fact you work an alternative schedule does not make any difference. If you have a union contract, or if there is a company policy, to pay you for time not worked, you have those remedies, but ordinary wage and hour laws would not provide you with any recourse. Good luck.

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Apr 5, 2011 12:05 PM [EST]

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