What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? MA
I work for a small company in MA that is owned by a much larger company in CA. I was told that for economic reasons, my company would have mandatory shut downs for one week in June/July and one week in September/October. During these closures I will not be getting compensated unless I choose to use vacation time.
My question is this: I am considered a salaried employee. I do not qualify for overtime nor do I get paid for time worked beyond 40 hours. Is this a violation of my rights? According to to department of labor ( article - 29CFR541.602) it seems like it is.