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Computer and IT The Computer Professional exemption does not apply to all computer professionals. Learn your FLSA rights by ordering our free overtime and wage claim guide.
Service Technicians Repair and service technicians are frequently denied overtime pay and are not compensated fairly or all hours worked. Contact Kennedy Hodges' overtime attorneys today for help.
Independent Contractors Are you misclassified as an independent contractor? Order a free copy of our wage guide to learn how this affects your paycheck & your overtime.
Cable Installers Satellite and cable TV installers and technicians in are frequently deprived of the overtime wages to which they are lawfully entitled. Contact Kennedy Hodges overtime lawyers today for a consultation.
Sales Representatives Sales agents and representatives should know if they are owed overtime under the FLSA. Order Kennedy Hodges' free wage and overtime book if you believe you have been cheated on your paycheck.
Tipped Employees Waiters and other tipped staff are often victims of wage theft. Tipped employees robbed of wages should order Kennedy Hodges free guide to learn your FLSA rights.
Nurses/Healthcare If you are a nurse or healthcare professional not being paid overtime order a free copy of Kennedy Hodges' wage and overtime book today. Contact our wage lawyers today for a free case review.
Paralegal Find out if you are a paralegal who is owed compensation for overtime. Contact an unpaid overtime lawyer at Kennedy Hodges for a free, confidential consultation about your case.
Oil, Gas, Field Workers Many oil and gas field service technicians are improperly classified as exempt employees and are not paid for all the hours they have worked.
Call Center Workers Call center workers are frequently forced to work off the clock and are deprived of the overtime wages to which they are lawfully entitled. Contact a Kennedy Hodges' overtime lawyer today for a free case evaluation.
Banking Industry Many banking, mortgage and insurance employees are being deprived of fair wages and overtime. Order Kennedy Hodges' free wage guide to learn how to recover your back pay.
Retail Store Employees The retail industry is filled with unlawful pay practices and wage violations. Order Kennedy Hodges' free guide to learn your FLSA rights under the labor laws.
Accountants & Auditors Accountants and auditors without CPA are eligible to overtime. Learn more with a free copy of The 10 Biggest Mistakes that can Hurt Your Wage and Overtime Claim.
Bookkeepers & Clerks Bookkeepers and clerks may be eligible to overtime pay. If you have been denied your wages order our free guide to learn your wage and overtime rights.
Other Workers We Help Denied your proper wages? Contact an employment lawyer from Kennedy Hodges to discuss what rights workers have under the labor and employment laws.

What is Chinese overtime?

Some employers use the fluctuating work week method to pay employees. This is also known as the "variable workweek" or "half-time" method. Some courts even refer to it as "Chinese overtime." The sad effect of this law is that you end up making less per hour the more you work. The bad news is that this is a legal way to pay employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Most employers make mistakes when applying the fluctuating work week and, as a result, end up owing back wages to their employees. One slip up can invalidate the entire pay structure for all other weeks worked.The good news: finding your company's mistake is fairly easy and with one phone call to our employment attorneys you can find out for free if you are owed wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act. You can also order our free book to learn more about wage and overtime laws.

Article: How the Fluctuating Work Week, or Chinese overtime, undermines your pay scale.


Article:
The more I work, the less I make per hour. How can that be legal? 5 ways your employer might be violating the fluctuating work week or "Chinese overtime" law.
Galvin Kennedy
Founding Attorney at Kennedy Hodges, LLP