There are some warning signs that can help companies identify when an overtime-exempt employee may be misclassified.
- All employees in the company are exempt.
It is almost impossible for everyone in an organization to truly be exempt. Contact your HR Consultant if this is the case with your company.
- The primary job duty is data entry.
Even if the employee is entering important data, it is still considered manual, directed work and may be nonexempt.
- The employee performs "blue-collar" work.
If the primary duty is blue collar work, such as carpenters, electricians, mechanics, and operating engineers, the employee is entitled to overtime pay, no matter how highly paid the employee might be.
For assistance in determining your employee's exempt or nonexempt status, please contact Nextep's HR Department.