You might encounter the terms “exempt” or “non-exempt” to define your work status when searching for a job offer or merely glancing at your paycheck. But what do these words signify, and how are you classified as exempt or non-exempt? Exempt employees are not required to be paid overtime, whereas non-exempt employees are required to be paid overtime. To be exempt, you must be paid at least $684 per week on a salary basis—equivalent to $35,568 for a full year—and your work obligations must match certain conditions. If you’re searching for work and stumble across a job posting that appears to be misclassified as exempt or non-exempt, politely inquire about whether you’d be paid overtime and how often you’d be intended to perform in this capacity. If the response you get doesn’t sound good, it’s probably an indication that you should continue looking.
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