Misclassifying workers as exempt from overtime is one of the most common ways employers avoid paying overtime compensation.
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines overtime as all time spent working after eight hours a day or forty hours a week. The FLSA requires employers to pay all hourly workers one and one-half times their normal hourly rate for all overtime worked. There are exceptions to this rule, but the law is very specific about the types of employees that can qualify for the exemption. Continue reading ›