I was discussing this with a co-worker the other day.
From this website:
The following question and answer can be found:
The place where I work expects us to work overtime if needed, which is understandable. It is a private sector employer, not government.
If, for example, I worked 1 hour OT on Monday, by Friday I will be asked to “burn” my OT by going home an hour early.
I maintain that this is illegal. He says it isn’t because “they have always done it that way so it must be o.k.” :rolleyes: (Real company man, he is)
Regardless though of whether it is ellegal or not, to me it is a matter of principal. If I am a valued enough employee to be asked to and expected to work overtime for said company, then I believe that I should be paid for that time.
My co-worker thinks that I should “drop” it. I don’t think so.
What say you all?