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Ive just started with a new company, I was told they bank

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I've just started with a new company, I was told they bank all over time. In my second week I have forty hours banked already. Don't know the labor laws or limits for this,or if this is legal in arizona

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Banking of overtime is not legal, unless the employee is a salaried exempt employee that isn't legally entitled to overtime or the employer is a public rather than private employer (government employers can give "comp time" for overtime worked).


I would take the job and then, if they don't pay properly, report them to the Department of Labor and let them sort it out. Making the complaint is a legally protected activity, meaning that you can't be terminated for making the complaint.



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