I have not asked for overtime, I have not asked for what would qualify me as a exempt employee. I have been working a 8 hour day shift then a 4 hour night shift and becoming tired of being away from my family. I wanted to have something to bring up when a year has passed. I want to be able to ask for a bonus or ask for overtime time going forward. I want to know what my rights are regarding being a salary worker. In the end I want a bargaining chip to ask to be compensated for working crazy hours or ask to be placed on hourly pay. My salary is 80k a year. Recently I worked 8 hours, then had 4 hours off then worked from 7pm to 7am. I am not looking to file a wage claim or sue anyone I just want to know what rights I have and what is legal.
This answers my question. I am a nonexempt employee. I should be receiving overtime for the work I do. I now have the information I need if my employer becomes uppity about when I decide to work overtime or not. I enjoying being useful and being able to provide a hard's day work for the pay I receive. But I now have a card up my sleeve to play when I choose to do so. I realize that the information you have provided is no substitute for obtaining a lawyer to represent me if I choose to file a claim or pursue action. I appreciate your time and links.
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