Tulsa, OK asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oklahoma

Q: In the state of Oklahoma, can an employer require the employee to make up missed time on their next day to work ?

My job now states if I miss any time I have to make it up the next day that I work, (example if I am late two hours or have to leave two hours early I have to make it up the next day so if I am scheduled 8 hours the next day they would require me to work a 10 hour shift) Is this legal ?

1 Lawyer Answer
Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Columbus, OH

A: As long as you are paid for all the hours you work, then this type of schedule is permissible. If you are paid by the hour, your employer must pay overtime, at the rate of one-and-one-half times your regular hourly rate, for all hours worked over 40 in a seven-day workweek. So, if this schedule results in you accruing overtime, then you must be paid at your overtime rate.

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