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Hi, My Name is; can my Boss have me legally sign a document giving up right to Overtime. I’m an hourly employee


While an employer can't force you to give up your overtime, employers and employees are allowed to enter into averaging agreements. Under such agreements, your hours are averaged out over a set period of weeks.

For instance, if you have a two week averaging agreement and you work 50 hours in week 1 and 30 hours in week two, your hours would be averaged to 40 hours per week and you would not receive any overtime pay because you did not work more than 44 hours in either of the averaged weeks. Without the agreement, you would have had 6 hours of overtime pay in week 1.


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