Is there a lawyer on the plane?
October 11, 2007 3:32 PM Subscribe
[JobFilter] Hivemind, decide how much I should be paid.
posted by Weebot to work & money (12 answers total)
I recently flew out of state to attend a conference with a my supervisor and a couple of my co-workers. I flew out of California Sunday afternoon, and flew back from Colorado Wednesday afternoon. I'm now looking at my bi-weekly time card, and I do not know how I should report the time. None of my co-workers have this problem: they're salaried, while I'm an hourly worker. There wasn't any real tracking of what hours were explicitly on-the-clock and what was off-the-clock, and those hours seemed to bleed into each other anyway. The travel expenses have been taken care of.
I talked with accounting, who seem a bit unsure about this as I do; they eventually said to list seven hours each day plus the hours for the plane flights. That seems like I'd be underreporting to me. I do want to get paid for as much as I can, but I don't want to exaggerate the claim (I work for a non-profit, so I'd loathe to take money for hours I didn't work.) It seems like at one end, I'd be paid for all the time I spent out-of-state (which sounds like way too much,) and on the other end, I be paid as if it were just a normal work day (which sounds like way too little.) Does anyone have any advise regarding this situation? Does the FLSA say anything about hourly workers sent out-of-town on business? Is this something I just have to negotiate with my employer where we just agree that I worked a certain amount of hours and leave it at that? Is there a formula somewhere I could use in this situation?