If I’m being paid 80 per day can my employer work me 12 hours with no extra pay

If I’m being paid 80 per day can my
employer work me 12 hours with no
extra pay

Asked on February 23, 2016 under Employment Labor Law, Arizona


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Overtime is NOT based on daily hours worked, but weekly: you are entitled to overtime, or time-and-half, when you work more than 40 hours in a week, regardless of how many hours you work in a given day--i.e. you could do 40 hours in two days (20 hours a day), not work the rest of the week, and not get overtime. In your state, working 12 hours in one day has no bearing on overtime.
However, you most likely should get extra pay at your base rate. If you are not salaried, you are generally considered an hourly employee. If ou are are paid $80/day, there would generally be considered to be $10/hour for 8 hours; if you work 12 hours, you should receive an extra $40 for the extra 4 hours. It would be worthwhile for you to contact the state department of labor to dicuss the situation.

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