Work Hours: Overtime, Breaks, and More

Learn the legal rules that apply to the "hour" side of wage and hour law, including what counts as an hour worked (for which you must be paid), whether employers have to offer meal and rest breaks, and when employers can impose furloughs, hour cuts, or pay cuts, all too common responses to tough economic times.

The section also explains the law of overtime, including who is entitled to it, how must you get, what state laws require, and what to do if your employer doesn't pay you for the overtime you work.

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