Truck unloaders pursuant to FLSA
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), truck unloaders (also known as “material handlers” or “warehouse workers”) are generally entitled to overtime pay at a rate of one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. There is no daily overtime requirement under federal law, so employers are not required to pay overtime for hours worked over 8 in a day.
However, the FLSA provides for several exemptions from overtime pay, including exemptions for certain types of employees (such as executives, professionals, and administrative employees) and certain industries (such as the retail and service industries). Whether a truck unloader is exempt from overtime pay under the FLSA depends on a number of factors, including the employee’s job duties and the employer’s business operations.
It’s important to note that California has more protective wage and hour laws than the FLSA, which means that employers in California are generally required to provide more overtime pay and other benefits than required under federal law. If you are a truck unloader in California, you may be entitled to more overtime pay than required under the FLSA.
If you have questions about your overtime pay or other employment rights as a truck unloader under the FLSA or California law, you should consult with a qualified employment attorney.