Jobs that Qualify for Overtime Pay

Some employers intentionally misclassify employees as exempt when, in fact, the employee is entitled to overtime when he or she works over forty hours per week. Job titles never determine whether or not the employee is entitled to overtime pay. It is the employee's job duties that will determine whether the employee is exempt or non exempt. Several jobs that may qualify for overtime pay are listed below. If you are employed in one of the professions on this list, you may be eligible to receive overtime pay, depending on the specifics of your job duties and employment situation.

Jobs that may qualify for overtime pay:

  • Truck driver
  • Car dealership employee
  • Insurance claims adjuster
  • Computer professional
  • Day care worker
  • Pre-school employee
  • Commissioned sales employee
  • EMS worker
  • Firefighter
  • Fire protection personnel
  • Law enforcement personnel
  • Executive employee
  • Administrative assistant
  • Professional employee
  • Federal, state, or local government employee
  • Nurse or hospital employee
  • Residential care facility employee
  • Independent contractor
  • Mortgage broker
  • Office worker
  • Restaurant employee
  • Paralegal
  • File clerk
  • Call center employee
  • Customer service representative
  • IT/Help Desk employee

This is not a complete list. Certain kinds of salaried employees and sales employees, as well as some managers and supervisors may be non-exempt employees and therefore entitled to overtime pay. In addition, temporary employees, trainees, students, and apprentices may also be eligible for overtime pay in certain situations. If you are unsure about whether you are entitled to overtime pay, an overtime lawyer can determine whether your right to overtime pay has been violated. If this is the case, you may be able to recover compensation through an overtime lawsuit.