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I am paid by the hour and for any hours over my 8 hr day my employer pays me OT.

If I worked around the clock and was on OT for 17 hrs straight into the next day where it would normaly be reg pay, should I paid as OT or drop back to reg rate when my normal shift would start?... Read full answer
I am paid by the hour and for any hours over my 8 hr day my employer pays me OT.

If I worked around the clock and was on OT for 17 hrs straight into the next day where it would normaly be reg pay, should I paid as OT or drop back to reg rate when my normal shift would start?
Submitted: 10 years ago.Category: Employment Law
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Indiana
Employment Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 10 years ago
Once you begin your normal shift, the employer can revert back to your regular hourly rate.
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Customer reply replied 10 years ago
you mean when I normaly start my day at 7:30 am i revert back to reg rate even though I am working straight thru with no break?that does not seem fair
Employment Lawyer: Infolawyer, Lawyer replied 10 years ago
legally overtime kicks in when an employee works more than 40 hours in a week so if you are working more than that you should claim it. If the employer is paying it for hours above 8 and there is no break, you can ask for overtime for the full period and seek to have the labor department deem it one shift and subject to overtime for the entire length less the first 8 hours.
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