Are Shift Supervisors Exempt From Overtime?
Your job may involve both coordinating the manual work of others on a job and doing the manual work yourself. Employers may take the position that shift supervisors or line supervisors are exempt because they have authority to direct the work of others on the site.
This is not always legal. Even if they are paid on a salary, and their title includes the word "supervisor," they must still have the exempt duties as their primary duties. For a supervisor, these are:
Learn more here about overtime exemptions under Massachusetts and federal law.
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