2 Nov 2007

American Samoa government reinforces overtime regulations

11:27 am on 2 November 2007

The American Samoa government has reiterated a law that prevents people earning twenty-five thousand US dollars or more from claiming overtime.

Three directors and the comptroller issued a memo to American Samoa Government employees restating the law that prohibits those in the grade twelve wage bracket or higher from earning overtime.

As well as preventing employees from earning time and a half for overtime, the law says these employees will not be paid for more than forty hours a week in straight wages.

Earlier this year the Senate Select Investigative Committee revealed that such employees earned thousands in overtime wages, sometimes making more in overtime than in annual salaries.