How do I know if I’m I exempt from overtime laws?

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How do I know if I’m I exempt from overtime laws?

I am a pest control technician who is required by my company to have a Class C CDL with Hazmat Endorsement, since I occasionally have to carry hazmat (2/3 times a year). I am not a truck driver and I make $50,000 per year.

Asked on December 23, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

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

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

An exempt employee is not covered by OT laws; an non-exempt employee is. Numerous lawsuits have been the result of an employer's misclass​ification of non-exempt employees as though they were exempt from overtime. There are many considerations to be factored in however, in making this determination.
Here is a link to a site that will help you decide whether or not you are considered to be an exempt or non-exempt employee under CA law:
http://www.calchamber.com/california-employment-law/pages/exempt-nonexempt-employees.aspx


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