Many employees are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours in a given week. Employers sometimes misclassify their employees as “exempt” to avoid paying them overtime. Just because you are paid a salary does not mean you are exempt from overtime. Your employer must pay you overtime unless you fall into a legally-recognized exemption.
Exempt employees generally consist of executive, administrative, and professional employees. Exempt employees are not eligible for overtime pay. Many factors are considered when determining if an employee is exempt, including whether your duties consist of executive, administrative, or professional work. If you have a question a question about whether you are exempt, please contact us for a consultation.
Employees are also protected from retaliation if they oppose a violation of an overtime or minimum wage law. If you believe you have been retaliated against for speaking out about illegal pay practices, contact us for a consultation.