RE: Overtime rules

Subject: RE: Overtime rules
From: "Bonnie Granat" <bgranat -at- granatedit -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 15:25:36 -0500

If a person signed on to a job knowing that the job involved up to 80 hours
a week and the company did not offer compensatory time, you'd call that
person insane, wouldn't you?

Well, no insane person is going to complain about it if they're crazy enough
to sign on to it to begin with.

I guess what I'm saying is that your scenario is deeply flawed, so deeply
that it's unusable as a hypothetical situation.

Bonnie Granat

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> This raises a question I have. Assume the following:
> * Employee is salaried, exempt worker.
> * Employer demands that employee work 60, 70, or 80 hours per week
> consistently--no overtime or additional compensation of any kind.
> * Employee refuses.
> * Employer accuses employee of insubordination and terminates him/her.
> * Employee files claim for unemployment benefits.
> * Employer contests claim, stating that employee was insubordinate and
> justifiably terminated for failure to perform his/her job adequately.
> I am assuming, of course, that this takes place in an
> employment-at-will
> state. What position would most state unemployment review
> boards take on
> this?


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