Twelve Common Errors in Overtime Pay: Compensatory Time
Kevin D. Fitzpatrick, Jr. : February 26, 2012 1:02 pm
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping and youth employment standards for workers in the private sector and government. Covered non-exempt workers are entitled to overtime pay of at least 1.5 times regular pay if they work more than 40 hours per week.
Another common problem area:
Employers sometimes offer employees “comp time” (i.e., paid time off in a future work week) in lieu of overtime pay. This is another widely held misconception. Under the law, only government employers can offer comp time — and then only under a narrow range of circumstances. It is illegal for private employers to offer comp time to employees in lieu of overtime pay to non-exempt employees.
If you are an employer or an employee and have questions about the Fair Labor Standards Act, call the FLSA experts at DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, & Benjamin, LLC, Charles Bridgers and Kevin Fitzpatrick, at (404) 979-3150 for a free consultation. For more information, check out our publication, Are You Entitled to Overtime Pay?