Can I write a legal waiver stating that I do not want time and a half for over 40 hours of pay?

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Can I write a legal waiver stating that I do not want time and a half for over 40 hours of pay?

I work 15.5 hours in an adult technical night program, the same vocational high school hired me 32.5 hours to work during the day. The director in the night program states that they will have to pay me time and a half as I will be over 40 hours by 9 hours. I am not looking for time-and-a-half I just need my 2 jobs. Is it legal to write a waiver stating this?

Asked on August 15, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Massachusetts

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Unfortunately, an employee may not waive their right to be compensated for overtime hours worked or agree to a lower overtime rate than that required by law (under the Fair Labor Standards Act - FLSA).


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