Hourly Pay and non paid hours. Started by Candie247 , Oct 15 2013 03:54 PM Please log in to reply 2 replies to this topic 3 posts Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:54 PM I work as a Teaching Assistant in Ohio. I am an hourly employee. I work 184 days a year from mid August to the end of May. I work 7 hours a day and have no scheduled lunch or breaks. I eat in the room and monitor students when they have lunch. My pay is spread out over 26 two week pay periods in the year. My supervisor has been scheduling meetings after my normal days ending time. An 8hr. training day was also scheduled in August before school started. We were required to be there but were not offered any pay or comp time. for this work. When I asked if we would be paid or get comp. time for these hours the answer was no this is part of your position. I've worked there 8 years. Some supervisors have paid us, some have given us comp. time, and lately we haven't been getting anything for working the extra hours. Is this legal? I suspect it isn't. What are my options for recovering the wages owed to me? Is there an agency that will look into these practices?
57,885 posts Posted 16 October 2013 - 07:07 AM If you're a non-exempt worker, you need to be paid for all time worked. Comp time wouldn't be lawful for an exempt worker. Naturally, you can file a wage claim with the state labor dept. I'll echo PG's advisory "warning" with a twist: (Many) legal issues are complicated. Explanations and comments here might not fully identify or explain the ramifications of your particular problem. I do not give legal advice as such (and such is impermissible here at any rate). Comments are based on personal knowledge and experience and legal info gleaned over a quarter century, and every state has differing laws on and avenues to address most topics. If you need legal advice, you need to consult (and pay) a professional so that you may have someone to http://theworkerscompensationdirectory.com/ hold accountable. Acting on personal and informational advice from a stranger on the internet is a bad idea -- at least not without your own thorough due dilience/research and confirmation as it applies to your situation. 13,900 posts Posted 16 October 2013 - 08:53 AM To learn more about your rights as employee, you may be interested in visiting the Employment Law Center and reading Wage and Hour Laws as a good resource. You may also want to contact the Ohio Department of Commerce to address your specific claim. If you need further clarification on your specific situation, you may consider signing up for a LegalStreet plan. With the plan, you have unlimited access to a local lawyer to ask your questions and the plan also offers discounted legal representation should you need it. Disclosure: LegalStreet and FindLaw.com are owned by the same company.