I am a salaried, exempt employee -- working for the same company (or subsidiary) for over 30 years. We fill out time sheets every two weeks. I log all hours worked and have kept track of comp time for many years. I have always asked for additional help and been told that it wasn't in the budget. New hires in the company were taking many hours off for 'comp time' - they are also exempt employees - when I discovered that, I started taking 'comp time' but was told that I couldn't do that. Was asked to change 24 hours of comp time for 24 hours of sick leave. I did that. I had over 325 hours of accrued comp time on my tracking sheet. I reluctantly agreed to take 104 hours and zero out the balance. The company then wrote a comp time practice for exempt employees but didn't make it public through out the company. I am now wondering why I am being treated differently and wonder if there is any way to get back the 249.75 hours of positive work time. I am getting ready to retire and have over 250 hours of accrued vacation as well. My job is such that I am buried most of the time and I am just expected to continue to work. Our executive director is my direct supervisor and signs all of the time sheets. She is well aware of the amount of time I put in and don't get paid for. Please advise. Thank you.
State/Country relating to question: Washington
First attempt to get an answer -- wondering if I should hire an atty or if I'm just out of luck.
Hello and thank you for the question. I am sorry to read of this dilemma.Have you considered a labor board complaint?
I haven't considered anything as yet - trying to get advice. Does Washington State even have a labor board that governs non profits?
This can be pursued as an earned benefit. Normally best pursued by lawyer letter demanding payment. Secondary option is small claims court. Labor board would cover not for profits but is a slow process and not as efficient as the former ones I mentioned.
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