If I’m a mechanic and am locked in for an average of 55 hours a week, should I be compensated for my overtime at time and a half?

I’m paid $6 per hour for every hour work, plus $18 per hour for all flat rate hours earned which my employer considers commission.

Asked on September 19, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, South Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

First, you must be paid at least minimum wage, or at least $7.25 per hour. Second, you must be paid overtime, or time-and-a-half, for all time worked in a week past 40 hours. d on what you write, you may have a wage-and-hour claim you may wish to contact your state department of labor to discuss the matter and possibly file a complaint.

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