Charlotte, NC asked in Employment Law for South Carolina

Q: Can an employer in South Carolina (vet clinic) legally cap hours paid if they have to work more hours sometimes?

The cap is: no more than 80 hours / pay period, however sometimes with emergencies employees cannot decline working even though they have met their hourly cap for that pay period. Is this illegal?

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A: More facts are needed to fully evaluate your situation. It sounds like you are paid hourly. If you are paid hourly, work more than 40 hours per week (overtime is based on a 40 hour work week, not 80 hours in two weeks), you likely should be getting paid for this time. I would reach out to an employment lawyer your state for a consultation.

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