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The employer is not correct in its interpretation of the law. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the law that controls this matter. Under the FLSA regulations
travel time that is all in a days work is compensable and counts toward overtime
. In other words, if you have 20 hours in a week just driving and are spending an additional 40 hours doing electrical work, then you are owed 40 hours straight time and 20 hours time and a half.
If your employer is not going to pay you this overtime, then the non-payment is a wage violation of the FLSA. You can report the violation to the Department of Labor
- Wage & Hour Division. The Department will investigate the matter and try to resolve the matter with the employer. Finally, if the employer is not willing to pay, then the Department will likely sue the employer on your behalf. If you have to do this then I'd recommend you file a charge with the Department at its website here
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