"One time when I was a chef in college, I worked 14 days straight, with half of those days being 12-hour days. This all fell in one pay period too. It was rough but it was summer and I was gushing over the amount over overtime I was about to get. It came out to like over 70 hours overtime. I was supposed get almost an additional $1000 dollars on my paycheck. I calculated the math with tax and everything and couldn’t wait to pick up my paycheck the next week for that pay period.
I pick it up, and the paycheck is quite larger than I’m used to given I normally only worked 25 hours a week, but there is ZERO overtime on it. It was short almost a thousand bucks. I got to the HR office the next day (it was located at a different casino) and ask, and they go, 'yeah so in Nevada, you only qualify for overtime if you average 40 hours a week normally.'
That sounded like bullshit to me, but I asked my mom who used to run finances for our family business, and she says that IS in fact 100% bulls***. She pulled up the statute online and it clearly said if you exceed 8 hours in a day, you get overtime. It said nothing about a weekly average.
So I printed that b**** out and drove right back down to the HR office, and showed it to them. The lady at the desk who just told me that lie calls out the head of HR. She would frequent the different locations to check in with people and was always nice, but you could always tell she was shady as f***. They both seem to get very nervous and in a stuttering voice: 'Okay, we will reevaluate.'
I never heard anything or got any apology, but when the next paycheck came, the exact amount of overtime I calculated was put on that paycheck down to the penny.
I tell some of the other guys in the kitchen what happened, and apparently the family who owned the casino our restaurant was located in was known for pulling s*** like this. They make “accounting errors” knowing a lot of people who do direct deposit don’t even look at their paystubs. Funny how these accounting 'errors' always ended up in saving the company money, and never gave the employee extra cash lol. A server no more than a few months later had the same exact s*** happen to him. Rat b*******."
- Redditor u/Mirraco323