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Compensation for overtime

By fdsudds ·
I was wondering if anyone out that gets compensation for working overtime. Just about every place I have worked that I was "salary" and I worked overtime, I was given time off later to make up for it. Not saying that for ever hour I worked over I would get sometime off, but say I worked 5 or 6 hours over, my boss would give me a 1/2 day off some other time when I wanted it.
The place I work at now, does not do this and basically do not compensate us at all. They just figure that it's part of our job.
What do you think? and do you get any compensation for working over?
I would love to hear your responses on this issue.


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Exempt or non-exempt

by mjd420nova In reply to Compensation for overtime

Salaried non-exempt are covered by most state
laws and must be PAID. Exempt are at discrection
of the employer and need not be paid or compensated. Hope you fall in the first catagory.

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At least in NY...

by noyoki In reply to Exempt or non-exempt

I was told by the previous person that worked in my position, that anyone with the word "Manager" or higher in their title don't qualify for O/T (possibly she meant just not time and a half.)

A friend had said once, that a lot of "us" (meaning IT ppl) still *have* jobs because we don't claim the O/T. Our HR manager is paranoid though, that if she doesn't pay me that I'm going to turn around and sue the company later so I basically have to watch every damn thing I say and who I say it to. And I work in a law firm!! Lol.

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by Cactus Pete In reply to At least in NY...

In my law firm IT is Non-exempt. Well, most of us are. There appears to be a contemplation by the officers of the firm to change this.

Of course, we would demand to be given higher base compensation then.

There are two thoughts: 1, people who are "salary" and exempt try their damnedest to not work overtime. Even when it would benefit the firm. Where 2, people who are non-exempt abuse it by milking the overtime, instead of getting the work done in normal hours.

Of course, those are just the bad apples. Many salaried personnel will work as long as necessary, but they might complain about not being compensated enough. And many hourly workers will try to not work past 5...

I think management can, if it wants to, work it either way and get the best results for the firm.

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need to be in charge

by Dr Dij In reply to At least in NY...

of at least one or more people to be a 'manager' and be exempt from OT reqts.

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I hate salary jobs

by antuck In reply to Compensation for overtime

I worked for a place and was on salary. I also had a managers title and it was automaticly figured you would stay over no matter what. They would compensate by giving you time off but it never added up to the time you put in.

If I'm ever faced with a salary position again, I will make sure I know what compensation is given for overtime. But it does seem that when on a salary position, it is always said that overtime is part of what they are paying you in a salary. That is way I hate salary positions.

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by Ben "Iron" Damper In reply to I hate salary jobs

I too am salaried but my OT pay is basically how yours use to be. Meaning after some OT was put in here and there I get a half day off without using my vacation time. But again the "free time" off never measures up to the total amount of OT put in. But I guess that's just life in I.T. and being salaried as opposed to hourly.

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some comp time

by fdsudds In reply to Yep

I wouldn't mind if they gave us some comp time. We don't get any and they even complain when you need to leave early for the doctor or dentist.
I don't expect to get compensated for every hour I work over, but when we stay from 8am to after midnight, I would appreciate some time off..

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by Ben "Iron" Damper In reply to some comp time

I agree with you a 110%! You should get at least SOME comp time or the very least they shouldn't complain when you have to leave a few minutes early for an appointment. They sound overly strict to me.

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by noyoki In reply to some comp time

Hear hear... I've been doing just that for the past 3 weeks with the completely unrelated issues that sprang up in the midst of rolling out new computers... While they can't really complain if I leave early for an appt (because the attorneys do it all the time), they don't do extra comp time.

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I'd leave after 8 hours

by Dr Dij In reply to Compensation for overtime

unless you are in the middle of an emergency. constant 'emergencies' don't count, means they need to hire more people.

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