Can my job make me stay past hours as Salary?

I am a full time salaried employee. I have been asked to stay late today, last
minute, and all other salaried employees. Hourly are ebing sent home at the
normal time so they do not have to pay them overtime. Can my job be making me who
is salaried under 40k a year stay up to 2 hrs late without added compensation?

Asked on October 11, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Alaska


M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Yes it can. Your salary covers all time that you are required to perform your job duties. Your therefore are not entitled to additional compensation. That is unless the terms of a union agreement or emeployment contract provide otherwise.

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