Overtime Wages Lawsuit in Orange County
You are 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. Care must be taken or possibly foster an overtime wages lawsuit in Orange County.
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 which define the parameters of a possible overtime wages lawsuit.
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 a substantial liability. Employers must also carefully avoid Disability Discrimination.
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Don D. Sessions, an Orange County Employee Rights attorney, author and law school professor, helps employees enforce their rights. For questions, call (949) 380-0900 or access job‑law.com. © Don D. Sessions
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