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  • Can my boss really refuse me overtime? Texas

    I am the only employee, being the delivery driver, the billing, the intake, everything. My boss works in another location, but now they are telling me that I can no longer work overtime. But honestly, to get everything done, I have to. Is that legal for them to refuse me overtime?

  • #2
    It looks like you have a choice:
    1. Keep working extra hours to get things done, and get fired for disobeying a clear directive about no more overtime.

    2. Leave on time, but when things don't get done, get fired for poor performance.

    If you are concerned about getting unemployment, then you'd have a better chance if you go with #2.

    But you might also consider #3: Figure out how to work more quickly and efficiently and get everything done in the time allotted.

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    • #3
      Of course they can.

      Have you presented something in writing showing how much time it takes you to complete all your tasks and ask them which is most important to them vs. which should be left uncompleted if it would take more than 40 hours per week to complete them all?
      I don't respond to Private Messages unless the moderator specifically refers you to me for that purpose. Thank you.

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      • #4
        Under NO law, anywhere in the US, is an employer required to allow an employee to work overtime.

        While if an employee works unauthorized overtime he must be paid for it, he can also be disciplined up to and including termination for working unauthorized. The employer, not the employee, sets the work schedule.

        While the law provides that you must be paid for overtime if it is worked, it does not provide that you must be allowed to work it.
        The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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        • #5
          Have you talked to your boss (or presented them something in writing as suggested
          by Patty) regarding needing more time than 40 hrs. a wk. to get all your work done?

          If so, what did they say?
          Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

          Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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          • #6
            Thank you everyone for your replies.

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            • #7
              You're welcome. Good luck to you.
              Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

              Live in peace with animals. Animals bring love to our hearts and warmth to our souls.

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