Legal Question in Employment Law in Illinois

If I am paid a salary, am I eligible for overtime when I am schedule to work over 40 hours a week? Or am I obligated to work whenever my employer tells me?

Asked on 7/01/13, 3:33 pm

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If you are exempt, no. You are given a salary to do whatever it takes to do your job. The assumption is that in the marketplace a salary will be more than an equivalent hourly wage, to compensate for the likely additional time it will take to do your job.

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Answered on 7/03/13, 11:57 am

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