Risking My Job By Asking for Overtime?

Dear Compliance Man, I’m a construction worker and since I’ve worked for my boss I’ve never seen overtime. There are times when I’ll work well over 40 hours and not get overtime. Isn’t this illegal? You’re probably thinking: why don’t you just say something to your boss? I guess I never had the courage, but […]

Often Owned Overtime

Dear Compliance Man: My husband works for a small construction company in Western Massachusetts. He gets several different rates of pay, depending on the job, but his base pay is lower. My question is about his overtime. His employer will only pay him “straight time” not time and a half. Also, this pay is paid cash, and not […]