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You are paid an hourly rate, but do not receive overtime compensation
Your company had you sign a document agreeing that you won’t receive overtime
Your company deducts your overtime from your commissions and/or bonuses
You are paid half time for your overtime
You are paid a salary, but don’t supervise people, have independent judgment to perform your job, or don’t use an advanced degree to perform your job
Your company tells you that you are ineligible for overtime compensation.
Did you know that every non-exempt employee in America, regardless of citizenship, has a fundamental, non-waivable right to receive time and a half pay for work time over 40 hours in a workweek? You cannot give up your right to receive overtime compensation, even if your employer has you sign a document saying so.
Overtime compensation is a right that employees in America are afforded. Overtime is pay that is in addition to your wages. In other words, employers cannot pay your overtime out of your commissions, bonuses, or hourly wages.
The ideas behind overtime compensation are twofold. First, every employee in America has a right to fair pay. Second, the overtime compensation rules actually encourage companies to hire more workers, thus keeping more people in America employed.
In fact, the vast majority of employees in America should receive overtime compensation. The basic rule is that employees are non exempt, unless they fall within a few, narrow exemptions from the right to receive overtime.
In fact, it is not enough that your employer pays you a salary for you to be ineligible for overtime. In addition to the salary, you must be performing a very specific type of work to be considered ineligible for overtime.
NOT PAYING OVERTIME COMPENSATION