Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), workers must be paid time and half for time worked over 40 hours in a work week. Some workers are exempt from this rule–including:
Commissioned sales employees
Drivers, driver’s helpers, loaders, and mechanics
Executive, administrative, professional, and outside sales employees
However, each category has its own set of specific requirements that are often misunderstood by employers. If your employer has placed you in an exempt category incorrectly you could be owed back-overtime for up to 2 years.
If you have questions about overtime contact us for a free, 30-minute consultation with an employment lawyer.