Forced to agree overtime exempt?

Can my employer make me sign an agreement that my job is overtime exempt, even if it is clearly not?

Posted  09-08-2014

Steve Duggan replies:

Such an agreement would clearly be invalid, if the duties of the position do not qualify for one of the exemptions to overtime payment under the FLSA or your state’s labor laws. You should consult with an employment attorney about your rights under state and federal law.

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About the Author:

Steve Duggan graduated from the Law School at the University of Notre Dame while on active duty in the Air Force. He has extensive experience representing management litigating cases of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and sexual harassment. Steve also has experience in all phases of administrative litigation of unfair labor practice charges, and class and individual complaints of employment discrimination. He has been an instructor of seminars for supervisors and managers on labor management relations and other personnel issues, and for lawyers in basic and advanced trial advocacy courses. Steve came on board with Fair Measures in 1998.