Are All Salaried Employees Exempt From Overtime?
Avoiding the Salary Myth in Overtime Classification
You must be paid on a salary basis to be exempt from overtime. But you are not necessarily exempt just because you are paid a salary.
If you are salaried but make less than $35,568 a year, you are not exempt and should be paid time and a half for all hours worked over forty in a week.
If you are salaried but your primary job duties are not considered "exempt duties" under Massachusetts and federal law, you are not exempt and should be paid time and a half for all hours worked over forty in a week.
The definition of "non-exempt duties" is very fact specific, but generally involves:
There are, however, very specific lists of other exemptions that you should talk to an employment attorney about if you have questions.
Learn more here about overtime law in Massachusetts.
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