"Many people in business are classified as exempt from overtime, but should be getting paid for overtime"

“I have over thirty years experience in human resources as a business owner, consultant, and an employee. As an employee, I often worked well beyond the hours for which I was officially paid. In some cases, I worked in a position that was misclassified as “exempt.” Unfortunately, many people in business are classified as exempt from overtime, but should be getting paid for overtime.”

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"My son, who manages a trucking fleet, has a much different experience. "

“He can’t spend quality time with his kids — he doesn’t get home until close to their bedtime, so he can’t share an evening meal with them and keep up with what’s going on in their lives. If he were paid for working overtime, he’d have more money to do things with his kids, he could afford to have his daughter in band, and he might not have to find another place to live because his rent is too expensive.”

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Is $35,000 enough money to be working for free?

The Trump administration has recently announced plans to finally update the salary threshold for overtime exemption… to $35,000/year. That would mean that it's ok for an employer to pay you just $35,000/year, make you overtime-exempt, and require you to work limitless overtime hours with no additional overtime pay.

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