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caligirl33 12-11-2009 @ 3:43 PM                          
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Does an employer have to pay their employees overtime if they receive a salary??

JohnsTrucks 12-11-2009 @ 4:02 PM                          
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It really depends on your specific job situation. It's a common misconception that only workers who are paid hourly can get overtime, but actually it's your job duties that determine whether or not you're entitled to overtime pay. There is a law that sets forth regulations about overtime pay known as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Check out this link to read more about the law: http://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime_pay.htm

There are several categories of workers that are generally exempt from overtime pay, including the executive, administrative, and professional exemption. That being said, if you feel that you are entitled to overtime pay and your employer isn't providing it, you should speak to a lawyer who handles wage and hour cases to find out if you have a case.

suckerpunched 12-11-2009 @ 4:05 PM                          
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Just adding to what JohnsTrucks posted, there is also an exemption for computer professionals and outside sales employees. But, I agree with what he said about talking to a lawyer if you feel like your rights to overtime pay might have been violated. A lawyer can investigate your claim and help you get the overtime pay your employer SHOULD have been paying you in the first place.

JustinMarsh 02-14-2017 @ 5:37 AM                          
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If he/she is working hard and making overtime everyday then organization must think to give overtime convenience to them because they are working for them not for own self.

Bogi24 09-13-2017 @ 3:04 AM                          
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I think if you need to stay late in work because you are doing some project or something like that your boss need to pay you for that or give you free day.

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This message was edited by Bogi24 on 9-13-17 @ 3:04 AM

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