Overtime pay

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Overtime pay

I have been at my current job almost 4 years. I am a full time
graveyard shift employee. Full time here is considered 40 hours per
week. I have been paid for 40 hours with anything over that
considered overtime. Two of those 40 hours are for cleaning the
office. Recently I was called in to cover a 3 hour shift. They paid me
for 42 regular hours and 1 hour overtime. No one else including
myself has ever had more than 40 regular hours. Can they do

Asked on August 3, 2019 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

ALL work you do, whether it is your normal work or cleaning the office or anything else, is added ogether for purposes of determining overtime. If you are an hourly employee, there is no such thing as work that is not included for overtime purposes: all that matters is the total hours you worked that week. If you spent 43 hiurs working, you should have received 3 hours overtime.

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