Understanding If You Are Exempt From The Federal Overtime Law

Most employers are required to pay their employees overtime, according to federal and state laws, however, these laws often times contain exceptions. With these exceptions, some employees are not qualified to receive overtime pay and are considered “exempt” employees.

The following types of employees are considered exempt from the Federal Overtime Law:

  • Executive, Administrative, and Professional employees that are paid salary
  • Volunteer Workers
  • Independent Contractors
  • Salespeople who work away from the employer’s business, selling goods and services
  • Computer Specialists who earn a minimum of $27.63 an hour
  • Seasonal employees of amusement or recreational businesses
  • Employees that work for organized camps and religious or non-profit educational conferences
  • Newspaper deliverers and employees of certain small newspaper businesses
  • Fisherman and Seamen
  • Employees on small farms
  • Some Switchboard Operators
  • Criminal Investigators
  • Babysitters and personal care or companionship (does not apply to employees who provide nursing care, or to personal and home care aids)

Maduff & Maduff have been specializing in discrimination, harassment, and wage theft cases for more than 20 years. If you have any questions about overtime, or if you feel you are experiencing wage theft, contact the employment attorneys at Maduff & Maduff today.