W. Andrew Arnold’s Answers

W. Andrew Arnold

Greenville Employment / Labor Attorney.

Contributor Level 7
  1. How many hours in one day can an employer in S.C. make you work ?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. W. Andrew Arnold
    1 lawyer answer

    There is no limit to the number of hours that an employee can be required to work (unless the employee works in the transportation industry.) Of course, if the employee works in excess of 40 hours in any week, the employee is entitled to overtime (1.5 x regularly hourly rate).

  2. Is there a law that states how an employer should compensate an salary employee for working overtime?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. W. Andrew Arnold
    1 lawyer answer

    First, I do not practice law in Virginia, so I cannot give you legal advice. But, I can tell you what I know about federal law. The Fair Labor Standards Act requires that an employer pay a "non-exempt" employee an overtime premium (time and a-half) for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours. Non-exempt employees perform non-exempt duties and are generally compensated hourly. To be exempt from the overtime requirement, and employee must meet certain criteria. And although it is much too...