Traditionally, insurance companies refused to pay overtime
wages to their claims representatives on the basis that these employees were
"salaried" workers who served in administrative or supervisory
Claims adjusters must be paid overtime for any
hours they work over 40 per week.
- classifying claims adjusters as
"exempt" employees and not paying them overtime.
ordinarily performed by claims adjusters – such as investigating claims,
communicating with policy holders and witnesses, estimating losses, setting
reserves, and filling out paperwork – are "non-exempt" tasks.
Generally employees must be paid at
least twice a month. There are special
payment plans for certain types of professions.
The employer must post a notice in the workplace
of the paydays and the time and place of payment.
Some examples of people who may have special pay
or bi-weekly employees
professional, administrative, or managerial employees
members or other employees covered under collective bargaining agreements