I work for a company that has msny different stores. I work at 3 different locations. What i want to know is if i only gave one of those stores my direct deposit info, can the other stores use that info as well.

And are the total hours i work in a
pay period from each store, should
they all be combined or can the
employer keep the hours seperate to
prevent paying overtime.

Asked on March 23, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, California


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

1) If they are owned by the same company (as they evidently are), they can all use your direct deposit information. You are working for one company or employer: the fact that it has multiple locations does not make them separate entities. 
2) If it is the same employer, then they must combine all your weekly hours, regardless of at which location they are worked, for purposes of overtime. Again, a single employer is a single employer, even it has you work at different locations or do different tasks. Employers cannot escape their obligation to pay overtime by artificially "separating" a worker's employment into different locations or jobs.

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