I often work 50 hours one week, then 30 hours the next. Yet, in my paycheck, I never see any time-and-a-half pay. Is this legal?
Many employers try to average or combine workweeks to avoid paying overtime. However, combining workweeks is prohibited under federal overtime law. If you are a non-exempt employee, you should be paid time-and-a-half for the 10 hours you worked over 40 in the first week.