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Overtime Pay for Office Managers
Under the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), individuals who fit into the following categories are not entitled to overtime pay: executive, administrative, or professional. It is important to note that there are specific criteria that establish an employee as an administrative worker. If an office manager does not fulfill the following criteria, he or she is entitled to overtime pay:
- His or her primary duties must require discretion and independent judgment in relation to significant or important matters.
- He or she must earn at least $455 per week.
- His or her primary duties must include work that is in direct relation to management or business operations.
Consultation with an Overtime Lawyer
Whether you are a secretary, an administrative assistant, or an office manager, you still may not qualify for overtime pay exemptions as an “administrator”. The laws surrounding overtime pay exemptions can be confusing, and even experienced workers and their employers may have an erroneous understanding of these laws. If you are an office manager or similarly employed and you feel that you were illegally denied overtime pay, an overtime lawyer from our firm can help you gain a better understanding of these laws to determine whether your rights have been violated. For more information, we invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation with an overtime lawyer.