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    Is it lawful for an employer to stretch your 40 hours over 6 days without any additional compensation?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Lifesaver6141 View Post
    Is it lawful for an employer to stretch your 40 hours over 6 days without any additional compensation?
    I assume you're a non exempt employee. In Ga. you only get OT if you work
    over 40 hrs. in the workweek. Yes, this is legal. You just need to be paid for
    40 hrs. if you work 40 hrs. & at regular pay.
    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

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    • #3
      BTW, this would be legal in any state. Even in a state where OT is calculated daily, there's nothing in the law to prevent the employer from scheduling the employee's work so that they do not go into an overtime status. And while there are some states that prohibit a 7 day work week, no state prohibits a 6 day work week.
      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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      • #4
        I didn't want to say anything about the daily OT in some states since they could
        stretch the 40 hrs. over 6 days & still have to pay OT if they worked over 8 hrs. in
        a day. That doesn't apply in OP's state.

        It is true that in any state they can schedule hrs. not to get into OT.
        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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        • #5
          Well, in the one and only state where overtime is due if they work 6 days in a week, "scheduling the employee so that they did not work overtime" would simply mean 5 8 hour days. But that would still be legal. The employee has no inherent right to work overtime, or to a five day week.
          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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          • #6
            I was answering in regard to OP's state in regard to OP's actual question -
            it is legal. (can always spread 40 hrs. over 6 days & no OT) It may not be legal
            in another state to spread 40 hrs. over 6 days w/o OT if they have daily OT
            & they worked over 8 hrs. on at least one of the 6 days. The question was can
            40 hrs. be spread over 6 days w/o add'l. compensation in Ga.

            I understand what you are saying though & agree.
            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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            • #7
              Lots of people misunderstand the definition of "workweek." It is not a 40-hour period that stretches over 5 days, as some think.

              What it is, is a fixed, 168-hour period (7 days) that does not change from week to week. An example of this is 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning to midnight Saturday night. For most states, working any 40 hours during that period will be paid at the regular rate of pay.

              Some states have laws about not working a 7th day, or different overtime rules, but I do not believe either of these apply in Georgia.

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