Effective on February 18, 2012, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is changing our regular workweek. Our overtime rules will now follow the "ski establishment" regulations of the Industrial Welfare Commission's (IWC's) Work Order 10 that govern our wages, hours and working conditions in the "Amusement and Recreation Industry."
The law states that ski area operators may institute:
"a regularly scheduled workweek of not more than 48 hours during any month of the year when alpine or nordic skiing activities, including snowmaking an grooming activities, are actually being conducted by the ski establishment; provided, however, that any employee shall be compensated at a rate of not less than one and one-half (1.5) times the employee's regular rate of pay for any hours worked in excess of ten (10) hours work in a day or 48 hours in a workweek."
This change means that if any employee works over 10 hours in a day or over 48 hours in a workweek, then the employee is entitled to overtime pay (1.5 times the employee's regular rate of pay) for those hours. If an employee works on a seventh consecutive day in a workweek, that employee would be entitled to overtime for the first 8 hours and double their regular rate of pay for hours over 8.
I'm not sure if this will affect many people since my understanding was that everyone got their hours cut to 32/week, but I certainly won't be working >40/week now if they ask me.
And why is there and exception in the labor law for ski areas that says workers have a 48 hour week when most places are 40?