<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by byrne:
I work in retail management in California. We have always been 5 days a week, 8 or so hours per day. The company wants us to start working 6 days a week, 8 hours per day. When I brought up the issue of OT pay, I was laughed at. I guess it was assumed that I would be willing to "take one for the team". My question is, should I be compensated for working 48+ hours per week even though I am a salaried employee, or is this a way for companies to squeeze as much out of you without compensation?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Unless you also receive commissions, you get the last laugh. As a non-commissioned employee working in Retail, you are entitled to overtime pay for anything over 40 hours. The Fair Labor Standards Act posters are supposed to be posted, by law, in a conspicuous place. Read it. If it is no where to be found, and / or they fail to pay you for your overtime, contact your local labor board and file a complaint.
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