Is this a law?

Hi! My question is? I am paid a salary wage (ex. $1170 bi monthly). But I am being told that I am an hourly employee. If I am a hourly employee I should get paid on a hourly wage not a salary wage. I think you can't be both a salary and a hourly wage at the same time? Right!!! Is this a law?

1 answer  |  asked Apr 10, 2003 6:56 PM [EST]  |  applies to Ohio

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Neil Klingshirn
I have a question for you.

If the company says that you are an hourly employee, does that mean that you are paid for all hours worked and for overtime for hours in excess of 40? If not, then your employer is probably treating you as an emplyee "exempt" from overtime. Whether you are "exempt" or "non-exempt" depends primarily on your job duties and responsibilitie and only partly on whether your employer pays you by salary. Read the Overtime answers on MEL for more information on who is exempt and non-exempt.

posted by Neil Klingshirn  |  Apr 11, 2003 10:17 AM [EST]

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