The Overtime site contains helpful guidance materials, fact sheets, and e-tools and presentations that address overtime pay requirements. Fact Sheets Consult these fact sheets for specific information about overtime pay for certain exempt employees and in your occupation. The FSLA defines the 40-hour work week, establishes the federal minimum wage, and places restrictions on child labor.The FSLA applies to employers who have more than 0,000 in annual sales, or who are engaged in interstate commerce – and, remember, interstate commerce is defined broadly.The trouble is that I don't want to work overtime; I want to have a life and spend time with my family.But my boss says I have no choice -- I have to either work the overtime or look for another job.Page 1 of 2Today’s topic: Can your boss make you work overtime?And now, your daily dose of legalese: This article does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader.
Although the FSLA establishes the 40-hour work week, it does not put an upper limit on the number of hours your boss can ask you to work.The FLSA, with some exceptions, requires bonus payments to be included as part of an employee's regular rate of pay in computing overtime.Extra pay for working weekends or nights is a matter of agreement between the employer and the employee (or the employee's representative). Handy Reference Guide to the Fair Labor Standards Act Answers many questions about the FLSA and gives information about certain occupations that are exempt from the Act.Is it legal to make me work overtime when I don't want to?Also, in weeks when I do not work more than 40 hours, I do not get any overtime pay, even if my boss has forced me to work 16 hours in a shift.
* Exempt employees are determined by their duties and salary, not by job titles.