The time that you spend working from home is compensable time for overtime purposes.
Are you doing work away from the premises or the job site? Are you working at home? Does your employer know or has reason to believe that you are doing extra work at home? Does your work at home benefits your employer? If the answer to any of these questions are yest, then it is compensable time.
If the time you spend working from home and the office together in a week exceeds 40 hours, you are entitled to overtime. Overtime is calculated at 1.5 times your regular rate.
Compensable time is overtime
Overtime is owed for all hours worked over 40 hours a week. Both the first 40 hours and the overtime are made up of compensable time. Every minute counts when it comes to compensable time. Many employers underestimate the amount of compensable time their employees spend working away from the job site or the office.
Overtime lawsuits based on compensable time
Overtime lawsuits have been brought based on work performed at home or away from the office or job site. The reason for this is that some employers impose unrealistic workloads and deadlines on their employees to get work done at work. The only way to get the job done is to take work home or to work while away from the office.