There was an atircle in JLC's law section a few years back... that explains that comp time/banked hours are legal as long as the employee signs off on it....I got screwed because I was only 21 when a landscape owner told me that's how he did things. I was working 60 hr weeks and getting paid for 40 praying for a rain day. When I left to find winter work, I was never compensated for my banked hours!I can make those comments based one what you said you did.
My response is 100% accurate based on what you posted about how you didn't pay overtime that was due.
Listen - listen good.
JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING DOESN'T MEAN YOU CAN.
Your system makes perfect sense, it's a great system for the employer and the employee, lots of us would love to use it. (You're not the first genius to come up with that system by the way). The hours banking I believe is actually a win/win for employer and employee if it's voluntary. Overall it's a great way for employers to achieve what they need and help employees achieve what they need.
However- It's F**king illegal. You can't argue that point so stop trying. Educate yourself or stop pretending, whichever one it is.
Now if you posted that with the follow up of, we used to do that, but then I learned to my ignorance that it was against the labor laws and stopped and further said - I'm just posting this so others can learn from my mistake..
Now that would be another story. But that's not what you're doing. Instead you are still trying to defend it from a pont of view of my employees liked it.
So don't go off on the handyman thing it's not about you being a handyman, you just happen to be one and happen to be somebody that screwed your employees and broke the labor laws and is refusing to admit it.
And those things I can accurately say based on what you have posted. If your post was inaccurate then my response is based on your inaccuracy.
Now ---- ask yourself why do I care?
Because what you did is no different then the douche that uses illegals and has a mile long list to justify it.
That's not a level playing field. All a good business man wants is a level playing field to play on. When you skirt the labor laws you're unleveling the playing field. If a competor of mine does that that means he has an unfair and illegal advantage over me. He can work cheaper then I can only because he's a crook.
I agree with your argument.....I'll never let an employer pull that crap with me again.......