Get Legal Help Today
Secured with SHA-256 Encryption
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 2 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.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Answer(s) provided above are for general information only. The attorney providing the answer was not serving as the attorney for the person submitting the question or in any attorney-client relationship with such person. Laws may vary from state to state, and sometimes change. Tiny variations in the facts, or a fact not set forth in a question, often can change a legal outcome or an attorney's conclusion. Although AttorneyPages.com has verified the attorney was admitted to practice law in at least one jurisdiction, he or she may not be authorized to practice law in the jurisdiction referred to in the question, nor is he or she necessarily experienced in the area of the law involved. Unlike the information in the Answer(s) above, upon which you should NOT rely, for personal advice you can rely upon we suggest you retain an attorney to represent you.