How can a company not pay overtime

I work for a hardware store they have three
stores and they do not pay overtime I am a
hourly employee

Asked on November 27, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, Ohio

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

The answer is, legally they can't: if you are hourly, you are not exempt from overtime. (Only salaried employees--and not all of them--are exempt from overtime.) If you are not exempt, you must be paid overtime. Your employer is breaking the law. Contact your state department of labor to file a comlaint for back overtime.


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