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#31 ILikeTobacco


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 20:06

^ You must not be in the USA.

Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Overtime Pay


The federal overtime provisions are contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Unless exempt, employees covered by the Act must receive overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek at a rate not less than time and one-half their regular rates of pay. There is no limit in the Act on the number of hours employees aged 16 and older may work in any workweek. The Act does not require overtime pay for work on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, or regular days of rest, unless overtime is worked on such days.

The Act applies on a workweek basis. An employee's workweek is a fixed and regularly recurring period of 168 hours — seven consecutive 24-hour periods. It need not coincide with the calendar week, but may begin on any day and at any hour of the day. Different workweeks may be established for different employees or groups of employees.


But I am in the US and every min wage place I ever worked at said the same thing in my contracts and they made sure to point it out. They don't pay overtime. I am guessing they got around it with creative accounting due to the workweek stipulation. 40 hours during the week, everything else on the weekends. However they pulled it off, I never got overtime nor would I complain about not getting it. If the job is worth 7.5 an hour, I should be getting paid 7.5 an hour for the first hour and the 60th hour. If I don't like it, I can go work somewhere else. Min wage job openings are literally everywhere, even in the worst economy

#32 Growled


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 00:33

Sounds like the worker got shafted by McDonald's, which is a fairly consistent experience for most people who work there.

#33 +_Alexander


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 00:41

Why would you go to US to work at a MCDs?