Should I be paid overtime?

I have more work to do than I can handle getting done in a 40 hour work week. I
come in on weekends. I get paid 55K a year. I work easily 60 – 70 per week. I
track my own hours. Both of the owners know the hours that I work and the one
owner constantly give me more than what I can get done. I have tried to have
conversations with her but she digs up projects that are not necessary to get
done today to keep the business running. I do not have a college degree.
Recently I was able to hire help however I did the interviewing and the owners
wife had the final decision in which candidate got the job and how much they were
paid. I love to work and work but I do feel I am being taken advantage of.
Should I be paid overtime?

Asked on March 22, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, Iowa

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Only "non-exempt" workers are entitled to overtime pay. In other words, they are not exempted from federal/state OT laws. On the other hand, "exempt" worker are not subject to OT laws. Typically, such workers are salaried. Accordingly, since you are on salary, you would have no claim to OT. However, you must be proprely categorized as an "exempt" versus non'exempt worker, and how toy are oaid (i.e. hourly or salary) is only 1 factor, here is a site that will give you better idea what your appropriate should be:
https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/fs17c_administrative.pdf
hfttp://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/administration/adminandfinance/human/forms/Employment/AuditTestYourCompliance.pdf


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