Are employers required to offer overtime to all employees and not to just a select few? My summer job is painting the dorms at the University of Memphis, hired and paid by their Residence Life office, and within our crew only some people are being offered overtime. Can they do this? Isn’t there some equal opportunity act requiring my employer to offer the overtime to everyone, when we are doing the exact same work with the same amount of experience? And also, for the crew who have been here for several years, shouldn’t they be making more than the minimum wage everyone else is making?
Any info would be helpful!