If an employee works for 2 employers in the same nursing home facility and goes over 40 hours, who pays the overtime

Asked over 1 year ago - Kenilworth, NJ

Individual works 40 hrs. for one employer and 25 hrs. for another

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  1. Christopher Edward Ezold


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    Answered . I am an attorney licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the States of Delaware and New Jersey. My practice includes employment, business and health care law. Before I respond to your inquiry, I must state that we have not spoken, I have not reviewed the relevant documents and facts, and I do not represent you. Therefore, my discussion below is not a legal opinion, but is informational only. Finally, my discussion applies only to issues to which Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or Federal law applies.

    That being said, if the employee truly works for two different employers, then there is no "overtime" - just two part-time jobs that add up to more than 40 hours per week. Frequently, however, these multiple employer situations are sham arrangements set up to allow an employer to avoid paying OT; the 2nd employer is really the first employer under another name. If there are enough contacts between the two employers, the employee may be a 'joint' employee as well - meaning that OT may have to be paid. The employee should speak with an employment attorney ASAP.

    /Christopher E. Ezold/

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  2. Andrew Endicott Schrafel

    Contributor Level 14

    Answered . In this fact pattern you are not entitled to over time.

    Assuming there really are 2 employers and not just one trying to play games.

    You should contact an attorney to go through all the facts.

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Overtime pay and work hours

Overtime pay is federally required for non-exempt employees working over 40 hours a week. Hours over 40 must be paid at a rate of at least time-and-a-half.

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