Am I Owed Overtime Pay?

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Am I Owed Overtime Pay?

I live in Colorado and I work at a small, private owned gas station that tends to remain short staffed pretty regularly. I am just an hourly employee and my scheduling is typically quite erratic, but almost every week at least once I am scheduled to close at night and open the following morning with barely any time to rest in between. I am mostly confused about what actually constitutes a

Asked on February 16, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You are owed overtime under CO and federal law whenever:
1) You work more than 40 hours in one week.
2) You work more than 12 hours consecutively (in a row) without a break.,
3) You work more than 12 hours in one workday. A workday can be defined by the employer but must consistent. If you generally (your regular shifts) start at 3pm, then a workday for you would most likely be 3pm Day 1 to 2:59pm Day 2; if you work more than 12 hours in that time, you are owed overtime.


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