are employers required to pay all clocked in hours?

I had to stay over because second shift was not in yet more than once
And I was not paid

Asked on April 21, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Assuming you are an hourly (not salaried) employee, then yes: an employer must pay you for ALL work time (i.e. all clocked hours) and must furthermore pay you for overtime when you work more than 40 hours in a week--regardless of whether you were working your usual hours or shift or holding over into a second shift.
If you are salaried, they don't have to pay you extra: your weekly salary is your compensation for all hours worked that week.

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