Is it legal if I work for a small medical office and work 40 hours a week and get paid 2 times a month but my employer will only pay me for 64 hours straight time and the rest as a bonus?

Asked on September 16, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If you are an hourly employee, then this is not legal. Under the labor laws e.g. the Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, an hourly employee must be paid his/her hourly wage for ALL hours worked and paid overtime when working more than 40 hours in one week. You could file a complaint with the state department of labor if you are an hourly employee not paid for all hours worked.

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