When can you say your being violated at work?

Philippines
April 19, 2009 5:14pm CST
I don't know if this apply to all country, is it really 8hrs work in a day? and if your boss ask you to extend your work without further notice and without paying you overtime pay, is it violation of labor code? what about if your working 8hrs a day mon to sat, is it violation also, because what i know is, 8hrs a day and only mon to fri, am i correct?
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@dianmelydia (2271)
• Indonesia
21 Apr 09
It should depends on your company policy. Normally for office working hours is 40 hr/week. But for some company, especially in factories, they could operating from monday to saturday with 3 shift or working hours. So it depends on your status and position. In smaller business scale, usually employees have good relation with their boss. If their boss treated them goodly, i think the employees won't mind about the overtime. Especially if they have good sense of belonging that the company's success is their own success too. If you are a business owner, you should treat your employees with good and teach them to having sense of belonging mindset. If you are an employee, you should asking your overtime if your company has overtime policy, and be sure that you are on a solid company so your company can concerns with the employees rights as the company obligation. Have a nice day and happy mylotting :)
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
20 Apr 09
We consider a 40 hour week normal. When it goes over 40hrs then they are supposed to pay us overtime unless we are what is called straight salery workers. Which means we do not get paid by the hour but by the week or two weeks. That way they can make you work as many hours as they want to without paying more money. But they are supposed to give you comp time which is paid days off for the extra time you worked. It gets complicated. Overtime is time and a half except on Sundays and Holidays it is double time. But they can get around that by working you for 12 hours a day for 4 days and then giving you 3 days off. That is still only 40 hrs in one week. No overtime. Sneaky! Shalom~Adoniah