I was always paid by my old employer, and when I opened my shop, did the same with my guys hired...
Time and a half after 40 hours, no matter what they were doing. Install, windshield time, loading/restocking etc.
Sounds to me like they are a little shady there, but the hourly rate is no joke in this economy either (at least not in my region)
I guess only you can look a the check at the end of the week and decide if it's working out for you. Never hurts to interview and see what else is out there...
I'm an in house HVACR technician for a McDonald's franchise. I'm the only one in the company that does HVACR. I'm an employee not an independent contractor.
I only get overtime after 8 hours if the call was placed the same day after 12pm. If I have a week day off and get called in for an emergency I do not get overtime. If its a weekend, however, I do. They told me if I work over 8 hours in a day I have to put the extra hours on a different day on my time card so they don't have to legally pay me overtime. I'm paid 1/2 rate for picking up parts, drive time, paperwork/administrative tasks.
Is this normal/fair? Do you guys get overtime after 8 hours in one day regardless of when the call was placed? Are you guys on call every single week? Do you get paid the same rate for administrative stuff? Do you get commission on parts or profit share?
Google "california labor laws overtime hours"
Keep records of your hours and dates.
You can hire an attorney and get some backpay.
Call the State Labor Board first if you want.
There are written exceptions to the general laws, but it sounds like your employer could face some big fines in addition to owing you backpay for hours you were underpaid.
If you quit without doing anything about it, the next guy gets cheated also.
There is an exception... employers can pay employees overtime based on any time over 40 hours a week... so you could work 24 hours on Monday and 16 hours on Tuesday and you won't be paid for overtime even if you work more than 8 hours.
Although, under this exception, the employee must agree to a 40 hour week vs. the 8 hour work day. You should see if you signed any contract with them when you were first hired that mentioned this.
You can call me Sam
It should be a crime to be a mechanical engineer in San Diego
Summer Design Temperature: 83 F Dry Bulb ~ 69 F Wet Bulb (California Climate Zone 7)
here in Los Angeles, if you raise an issue i have no doubt you'll be let go.
i've worked for some non-HVAC odd ball companies.
i'm almost positive anything over 8 hours in one day is over time.
i don't think it's been changed.
Nevada pays by 40 hour week.
you should know that California allows "on-call" hours which are only $3.?? per hour.
the first 8 hours are full time, then if you are "on-call", basically sitting around doing nothing they can pay 3 bucks.
very few companies know how to run this schedule properly and most don't try it.
i think your manager isn't aware California requires over time after 8 hours.
the only thing the labor board will care about is if there is a racial incident.
like someone else said, you can ask for written policy.
i'm willing to bet you'll be laid off for doing so
i would do some labor research.
you might be able to make an anonymous complaint to the labor board if they are wrong
for LA, 40 is not bad but not great. WTF are you working for. Getting into deals to bank time what ever the case is, it's just always has a way of not working out. Its the same as charging on a credit card. You buy it on credit, you py for it later. not good.
People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
I used it against a guy who claimed he only owed OT after 80hrs over two week pay period. I filed a complaint and got paid all back OT pay over 40. And guess what? PA went after him for ALL of his hourly employee back pay! So, in PA, this complaint form works. I was forced to use it for an employer in MI too. Worked again, in two weeks time. That owner was a sob but became very cooperative when I reported him...