Witches Can Be Right. Giants Can Be Good. (siren_of_psych) wrote in long_term_nurse,
Witches Can Be Right. Giants Can Be Good.
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Need your interpretation, please

I got into a conversation with one of my superiors (not the DON, but a nurse-manager) about why overtime pay hasn't been showing up on my checks even though I am at work for longer than 8 hours ever shift AND I rarely take my full half-hour lunch if at all. She said that nurses need to work ten hours and six minutes (wha???) before overtime kicks in. At that point, though, it goes back to the eighth hour you worked and gives you over time for all the time after that point. But I KNEW I had read somewhere that after 8 hours you get overtime. So, I wondered what you all thought of this excerpt from the Personnel Policies brochure they gave me when I was hired before I approached the next higher up.

Overtime is paid at the rate of one-and one-half time the regular rate for time worked in excess of 8 hours per work day and/or 80 hours in a two week period. A work day begins with the start of the night shift and ends with the close of the evening shift 24 hours later. Overtime shall be granted if an employee is asked to work in excess of 8 hours and such hours overlap over 2 work days. A two week pay period begins with the start of the night shift prior to the first day of the pay period and ends with the close of the evening shift fourteen days later. There are two work weeks within a pay period. Overtime shall be paid to an employee who works in an excess of 7 consecutive days, except in the following instances; an employee participates in an approved schedule trade during the consecutive day period, .... (the rest doesn't pertain to me.)

So, if I come onto my shift at 2:45 like I do and my shift officially ends at 11:15 (the night shift officially begins at 11:00) and I stay until midnight doing charting am I owed 45 minutes of overtime???

Thanks so much for your input?
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