What if I didn’t report or ask for my overtime? | Overtime FLSA

What if I didn’t report or ask for my overtime?

Q. What if I didn’t report or ask for my overtime?

A. It probably does not matter. It is the employer’s obligation to control and document your work. If the employer does not want work to be done it must prohibit it. Failure to ask for overtime is usually not a defense, unless the employer has a requirement and/or policy that all time be reported and actually enforces it, or if an employee’s failure to report or ask means that the employer did not know (or have reason to know) work was being done.

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