05-01-2006, 05:10 PM
I would lke to understand and locate information and an answer to the following including any laws supporting or negating. I am employed and work in California (exempt status), but my manager and coworkers are located and work in the East coast. My manager and coworkers are allowed to work "summer hours" meaning that they work over 8 hours/day during the week allowing them to leave early on Friday. I have been told that this is illegal in the State of California and as such, I cannot participate in this program. Is that true? Does my exempt status have any impact on this? Further, I asked my manager about the comp time policy. Specifically, I travel to other locations nationally and often must fly on a Saturday or Sunday. Recently, I have been traveling a lot and my employer has hesitated to allow me comp time. This has resulted in my working 3 weeks straight without a break. Again, what does the law state for exempt employees? I am wondering if exempt status, under California law, means that this situation is legally sanctioned. I hope not - I am exhausted! Thank you, in advance, for any insight you may be able to offer.