Is my travel time all in one day starting from and ending at shop considered overtime after 40 hrs

We show up at 430 am load truck drive two hrs
away work 8 hrs drive back to shop do this all week
and only be paid strait time, no overtime. Is this legal

Asked on March 1, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Florida


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You are being paid for this time because it is work time. And anytime an employee works over 40 hours in their work week they are entitled to overtime pay, so long as they are "non-exempt". From what you write, you may well be entitled to pay at over time rates. At this point you can contact your state's department of labor and file a wage claim complaint.

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