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Myth: Salaried Employees Aren't Entitled to Overtime

FACT: Most salaried employees are entitled to overtime

We repeat. Most salaried employees are entitled to overtime.

In fact, there are only limited circumstances in which salaried employees are not entitled to overtime.

Salaried employees who earn at least $455 per week, are paid on a salary basis, and perform certain job duties are not entitled to overtime. These are called "exempt" employees.

The types of employees who are exempt, meaning they are not entitled to overtime pay, including the following:

If you did not fit within any of these exemptions, you are "non-exempt" and entitled to overtime pay.

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Employees Eligible for Overtime

Myth: Salaried Employees Aren't Entitled to Overtime

Salary Basis Requirement

Executive, Administrative, and Professional Employees

Computer Employees

Outside Sales Employees

Independent Contractor Misclassification

Homecare Workers

Compensable Hours

Working Before and After Your Shift

Working From Home

Meal and Rest Periods

Travel Time

Training and Meetings

Rounding of Start and Stop Times

Calculating Overtime Pay

Remedies

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