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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 03:55 PM
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45. Are you salaried?
Edited on Fri Dec-02-11 04:04 PM by Xithras
If you're salaried, your employer can work you all they want at your base pay level. That's how salary works, and it's one of the reasons that I always research a companies working environment before taking salaried jobs.

If you're an hourly employee, then your employer is breaking the law. While employers don't have to pay overtime rates for exempt employees who exceed 40 hours a week, they DO have to pay you at your base rate. They can't make you work for free. If you're working hourly, and your boss is only paying you for 40 hours while requiring 50 hours of work, I would start keeping careful records of when and where you are working, and what you're doing. When you eventually leave the company, go take those records to an attorney with experience in labor law, and ask them whether you have a decent back-pay case. There have been MANY cases where people have done this, and their employers were later forced to compensate them for their unpaid worktime.

But if you're salaried, you're SOL. Sorry.
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