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Banking Hours—Why it doesn’t pay off

We often hear complaints from nannies or families about banking hours.  Usually we hear from the nanny or family after the hours have been banked and the phone call is never a positive one.  Breedlove & Associates tackles this topic in their most recent Legal Review.

The Lawson family wanted to take an impromptu vacation after Mr. Lawson received a promotion. The family scrambled plans together and organized a five day reprieve from work and responsibility. The best part of the trip for Mr. and Mrs. Lawson would be the opportunity to take their first vacation with their two-year-old son who was usually supervised during the day by the family’s nanny.

THE MISTAKE

The Lawson’s nanny was their first household employee. They were paying her on the books for the (generally) 40 hours per week she worked (8 hours per day, Monday through Friday) and even gave her five paid vacation days per year. The family chose to not take their nanny on vacation with them and let her know she could simply take the week off. However, they did not discuss how this time off would be interpreted with respect to her vacation time.
Several months after the Lawsons came back from their vacation, their nanny requested to take all five of her paid vacation days to spend time with her parents and extended family who lived several states away. The family informed her that they already paid for her vacation days when they took their trip. However, to avoid conflict, the Lawsons let the nanny take her vacation with the agreement that they would bank those 40 hours by having her work an extra two hours “off the clock” every day for next four weeks after she returned.

THE LAW

Federal wage and hour law does not allow employers to average the hours their employees work across multiple weeks – meaning they should be paid for every hour they work during the workweek the hours are accumulated. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines a workweek as seven consecutive 24-hour periods. Any hours worked in excess of 40 during a workweek are required to be paid at an overtime rate of at least 1.5 times the employee’s regular rate of pay. These laws are in place so employers cannot carry over hours from week to week to avoid paying an employee overtime.

THE MESS

After two weeks making up for hours already paid to her, the nanny became frustrated with having to stay late at the Lawson’s home. She confided in her roommate who was attending law school and explained a few things to the nanny about labor law and the FLSA. The nanny confronted the family about the “off the clock” hours and the lack of overtime. She asked that the Lawsons allow her to resume her normal working hours and be paid time-and-a-half for the 20 hours of overtime she had already accumulated. The family, unfamiliar with the law, had to make an emergency call to their accountant to verify what their nanny claimed was true.

THE OUTCOME

The Lawson’s accountant utilized Breedlove & Associates to handle the family’s payroll and taxes and made a quick call to our office. A consultant informed her that the family indeed had to pay their nanny for the 20 hours of overtime she worked. Because the nanny was earning $18/hour, the 20 hours of overtime resulted in an additional $540 in gross wages having to be added to the nanny’s next paycheck. The financial dispute between the family and the nanny ultimately created an awkward employer/employee relationship for both parties and the Lawson’s nanny quit after the end of the calendar year.

HOW THE WHOLE THING COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED

If the Lawsons and the nanny had discussed how the family’s vacation would be viewed before they left, each side could have avoided the initial conflict. Additionally, the family could have reached out to Breedlove & Associates – or asked their accountant to do so on their behalf – before deciding to carry over the nanny’s hours. When there are variances from the normal workweek, it’s important for employers to verify all labor laws are followed before proposing or agreeing to any changes. Breedlove & Associates is the nation’s leading specialist in the unique area of household employment payroll, tax & labor law. Our simple, affordable service provides a no-work, no-worry solution to paydays, tax time and all points in between. To learn more, visit our website or watch our quick video tour. If you have any questions about your situation, please call for a free consultation at 888-273-3356. We’re here to help.

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