|Q:||How can I get around paying overtime?|
Overtime (OT) pay is a requirement for employees who are paid on an hourly basis, termed non-exempt employees. The law requires that any employee who works more than 40 hours per week is paid time and one-half for any hours over 40. OT cannot be waived by an agreement between the employer and employee, and any workplace rule that “overtime is not allowed” will not mitigate the employer’s obligation to pay OT if the employee worked more than 40 hours. The burden of monitoring work hours and preventing OT from occurring rests on the employer.
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