Shohola, PA asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for New Jersey

Q: In the state of NJ, if I was classified as exempt but had no authority to hire or fire employees, or budget control was

I didn't have any control over my budget. All decisions were made by upper level management. I was a branch office manager by title. Do I have a case for Misclassification of exempt status. I wasn't allowed to record the hours I worked each week in the payroll system. I had a scheduled 37.5 hour work week, but had to work on average 60+ hours a week. That included working on my PTO and scheduled days off. I was even called and harassed while attending my father's wake while out on bereavement. They just terminated me after 44 years with the company by closing my office, and they had no valid reason for the termination. My employees were offered work at home jobs, or were terminated with the offer of helping them to find work at home jobs. I was just terminated.

1 Lawyer Answer
Paula M. Dillon
Paula M. Dillon
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: I would need to know more information about your job duties and responsibilities. You may have other claims. Certainly after 44 years, there is some question about why you wouldn't have been retained.

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