Are Salaried Employees Paid Overtime?

Many employees are paid the same amount regardless of how many hours they work. This is only legal if your job falls into a limited number of specific exemptions from the overtime and minimum wage laws. You must be paid at least $455.00 per week and your work must involve either management, allow you significant discretion in business decisions, require outside sales, require a high level of education and specialization, or involve the driving of large vehicles. Even if part of your job requires some of this work, it must be your primary responsibility in order for your employer to be exempt from the minimum wage and overtime laws.