Asked in Employment Law

Q: Hello. I started a new job recently. January 3rd is a public holiday. Am i entitled to time and a half?

I have been in training. Monday will be my first day i start full time hours. My employer said i am not entitled to 1.5 pays.

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A: Generally, federal law only requires employers to pay employees overtime at time and 1/2 their regular rate of pay for hours actually worked over 40 in a workweek. Unless you have an employment contract or collective bargaining agreement states otherwise, you would only be entitled to overtime pay if working on January 3rd would put you over 40 hours worked for that workweek.

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