Exempt employee and work in job non-related area

I am an exempt or salary employee. Can my company force me to work in my job non-related area? Like if I am computer guy, can they ask me to work extra hour in sat as security guard?

2 answers  |  asked Oct 12, 2001 1:59 PM [EST]  |  applies to California

Answers (2)

Richard J. Vaznaugh
Ditto

I agree with Janet -- the question is whether you (and perhaps other in your company) are correctly classified as exempt. If you are in Northern Cal. please call for a free tel. consultation. Sincerely Richard Vaznaugh, 415-487-0426

posted by Richard J. Vaznaugh  |  Oct 13, 2001 6:18 PM [EST]
Janet M. Koehn
will affect your status

if you are truly exempt, then you are probably high up enough in the company to put in an extra hour doing grunt work. if you are being asked to do nonexempt work on a routine basis, it may affect your exempt status as to all your time. my suspicion is that you have been misclassified. you need to talk to an attorney experienced in employment law. if you are in southern california, please call me for a free phone interview.
janet koehn
805-658-0655

posted by Janet M. Koehn  |  Oct 12, 2001 7:07 PM [EST]

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