This month I want to speak about overtime. It is one of the most confusing laws in the land and the employer is responsible to understand and practice the law correctly, or face stiff fines and penalties.
I recently met with a potential client and we were discussing overtime. She said their company did not pay overtime because they would never approve it and that is their policy. I asked what would happen if someone accidentally worked 42 hours in one week. She said the overtime would not be approved by policy and they would get 42 hours of straight time pay.