Orange County Salary versus Overtime

You are a salaried so you do not get overtime pay. This is one of the most common misconceptions in the workplace. There is no doubt that salary status is one of the requirements exempting an employee from overtime pay, but it is not the only one.

An exempt employee also has to be a manager, supervising two or more people more than half of the time, an administrator exercising independent judgment and discretion in important matters, or a professional, such as a doctor, lawyer, CPA, or computer programmer.

There are also minimum salary requirements for an employee to be exempt.

Just calling employees “salaried” or “exempt” does not necessarily make them so. There are complex rules in establishing salaried status for purposes of overtime exemption.

Before employers conclude overtime pay doesn’t apply to their employees, they need to know what they’re talking about. Because if they’re wrong, there could be substantial liability.

Orange County Salary versus Overtime News

NBC-17 Investigates: Is state overtime getting out of control

www2.nbc17.com3/1/12

“If a person is working a third or half as much of their regular time … you worry about things like burnout.” But not all overtime pay comes out of an agency’s budget; some is paid by private companies that the state regulates.

Salaried employee vs minium wage and overtime law Human

www.humanresourceblog.com1/23/12

Can I pay salary 60 hours week? What is the minimum wage on salary? You cannot avoid paying overtime to employees, simply by putting every employee on salary. Under the federal FLSA or Fair Labor Standards Act,

Supreme Court to Rule on Pharma Sales Rep Overtime Pay

blogs.lawyers.com2/24/12

The Supreme Court will be hearing a case on whether pharmaceutical sales reps should be entitled to overtime pay or whether they are exempt.

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Orange County Salary versus Overtime