Most office and clerical workers are "nonexempt,"
which means they are entitled to overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours
in a workweek. Problems commonly arise
when employers do not include certain activities as hours worked that should be
Failure to pay for time spent working through
lunch, staying late to finish a task or project, running an errand on the way
home that is work related, or doing work at home.
- Misclassification by your employer as “exempt,”
meaning not due overtime pay
Salaried employees that do not meet the
requirements for exemption
Any off the clock must be included as hours
worked and paid as overtime if it is over the 40 hours.