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?
1 Answer from Attorneys
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.