Is a salaried employee required to work as many hours as the employer wants without being compensated?
The question can’t be answered meaningfully without knowing whether you’re an exempt employee or not and what state you’re in. Basically, exempt employees are exempt from being paid overtime, while non-exempt employees aren’t. However, each state has its own laws regarding how overtime, missed time, and “comp” time are handled for both exempt and non-exempt employees. Each state also has its own regulations regarding how many hours an employer can require of an employee, with or without compensation. To find the answer to your question, you’ll need to contact the state agency that handles wage and hour disputes and speak with them. Be sure to have your employee handbook available, as the answer may also depend on your company’s policies. RJTRIES: This question was obviously asked by an employee who wants to know their particular rights regarding hours worked and compensation. I answered their question correctly, by providing them a way to find out. The question about whether “most” emp
All employees, salaried or hourly, are required to be compensated for the hours they work. Salaried employees are those that are compensated on a fixed amount basis for all hours they work, which determines a “regular rate of pay” for the hours that they work. Different situations determine how the “regular rate of pay is calculated”. Salaried employees are classified as either exempt or non-exempt from the minimum wage and overtime provisions. So, the salary, as an exempt or non-exempt employee, still covers payment at a “regular rate of pay” for all hours an employee works. Under federal law (IF applicable to the particular employee), a non-exempt employee gets premium overtime pay based on 1 1/2 times the “regular rate of pay” for any hours over 40 hrs in a week. Exempt employees do not. But accepting a job as a legally legitimate exempt employee that meets the criteria of the law to be classified exempt accepts the “exempt salary” for all hours required to work without any “overtim
- In Texas: How many hours per day must a salaried employee work in order to get paid for the entire day? I have been told at least 1 hour, is this correct?
- Does overtime apply if there is a written policy that all overtime must be approved in advance?
- When is an employer required to pay overtime? Does it vary by state?