Crone & Mason, PLC is a pioneering law firm in the area of employee's rights, representing clients nationally in a wide range of employment related class actions and individual lawsuits, many of which with national importance, including overtime, wage and hour, personal injury, employment discrimination, financial fraud, minimum wage, and Fair Labor Standards Act -- FLSA.

The Fair Labor Standards Act FLSA is the federal overtime law setting wage and hour pay.  Crone & Mason, PLC’s overtime attorneys and lawyers wrote the following web sites seeking to educate clients and readers about mandatory overtime pay law:,, and


Resident Employees

These are employees who are required to live on the premises for their job.  Examples include:

  • apartment complex manager or maintenance person
  • house parent in group home
  • resident assistant in a dormitory

There are many problems that exist in these types of work arrangements.  

Typical problems

  • you are not paid for hours that you are required to be on the premises when you are eating or sleeping, but you are on call for your job duties during that time
  • the agreement or contract is not clear on the hours you are required to work and the hours you have for personal time
  • the agreement or contract implies you should be paid, but you are not paid


  • All of the hours you are required to be on the premises should be counted as hours worked.
  • All of the time you spend working should be counted as hours worked.

Lectures, Meetings and Training Programs

To determine if you should be paid for attending lectures, meetings, and training programs, consider the following:

  1. are you are required by your employer to attend?
  2. are you attending during your regular working hours?

If these conditions are met then those hours must be counted as hours worked and are subject to overtime law.


  • if your employer sets up an instruction course that may or may not pertain to your job and you voluntarily attend outside of your working hours
  • if you voluntarily attend an independent school, college, or trade school after your work hours

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