Dayton, OH asked in Employment Law for Ohio

Q: Do I qualify to be an exempt salary employee?

I am currently working as a receptionist and I gross $24,000 annually. My boss told me I was salary exempt but I don't believe my compensation or job description qualify me for this. I'm working 60+ hour weeks and would like to know if I'm being taken advantage of. I am also having trouble contacting my state's(Ohio) labor board to ask.

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Rhiannon Herbert
Rhiannon Herbert
  • Columbus, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: In order to be properly classified as an exempt employee, your employer must prove that you meet both a "salary basis" test and a "duties" test. As part of the salary basis test, employees must be paid at least $684.00 per week in order to be paid on a salary basis. Based on your yearly income, it sounds like your position does not meet this standard.

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