Does Overtime Law Apply To You?
Almost certainly, “Yes.” BUT there are a number of complicated exceptions within the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) called “exemptions.” Exemptions apply to certain occupations, job duties, and industries.
Even if the company you work for is required by the FLSA to pay overtime or minimum wage, some employees can be exempt from the FLSA, which means that employers do not have to pay either minimum wage, overtime, or both. Because many lawsuits have been filed and disputed over the question of whether or not an exemption applies in a given set of circumstances, we will not list every detail. There can be very strict definitions for each of the exemptions we have listed. Some employers abuse the exemptions by claiming that a particular exemption applies when it does not.