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How common are Non exempt salary jobs

How normal are non exempt salary jobs.(salary but eligible for OT) I just started working one and had never heard of anyone actually getting a job like this. I've been pretty excited about it.


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re: How common are Non exempt salary jobs
Just curious, why are you excited about this classification?





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re: How common are Non exempt salary jobs
He can be paid overtime. My job offers this as long as the hours are for sure billable to a client/project.


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I ask because I had to re-classify an employee as non-exempt and it can be viewed as a demotion. Salary non-exempt is really an hourly position since you must track hours, right?



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I'm exempt and all of our admins are NES. We both have to track hours.


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D Tide
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re: How common are Non exempt salary jobs
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Just curious, why are you excited about this classification?

I have to "track" hours but I get paid for 40 hours every week no matter if its 25 or 40 but if I go over I get overtime pay. So i get all the benefits of being salary: Leaving early on slow days long lunches etc and if i ever have a busy week or get called in I get paid for it


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re: How common are Non exempt salary jobs
Federal GS jobs are like that, at least for some agencies. Hours are tracked for time and attendance purposes, as well as leave, credit, comp, etc., so you could argue they're "hourly". They publish an hourly rate, primarily for OT or leave without pay purposes.

But certainly not "hourly" as the general public uses that term.
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TheDiesel
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re: How common are Non exempt salary jobs
I'm an engineer that works for a contractor and we we non-exempt. I like it since I get paid if I have to stay and work over, as long as it is approved by the client.


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I work for an oil major and we have some jobs like this. We consider them paraprofessional.

It's the middle ground between hourly people and technical professionals.

Our people only need to track and charge the OT hours. Their base rate is covered.


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kennypowers816
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re: How common are Non exempt salary jobs
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I have to "track" hours but I get paid for 40 hours every week no matter if its 25 or 40 but if I go over I get overtime pay. So i get all the benefits of being salary: Leaving early on slow days long lunches etc and if i ever have a busy week or get called in I get paid for it


You might want to check on this. Seems like if I was your employer, I wouldn't be too thrilled about 25hr workweeks, regular long lunches and leaving early on "slow days"... especially if I'm going to be paying you 1.5x when you have to stay on "busy days"


Catman88
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.(salary but eligible for OT)


Unless you plan on being a 9-5 (out the door at 5), 5 days a week person I dont understand how you could not see how anyone would be happy about being eligible for OT.



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EA6B
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re: How common are Non exempt salary jobs
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You might want to check on this. Seems like if I was your employer, I wouldn't be too thrilled about 25hr workweeks, regular long lunches and leaving early on "slow days"... especially if I'm going to be paying you 1.5x when you have to stay on "busy days"


This is extremely common in the technical service world. The jobs may require a formal degree, but because you are doing repair work on customer sites for a significant percentage of your time federal labor laws requires the positions to be non-exempt. Most of these jobs have the employee working remote from any type of office setting, and the work load varies from boredom to brutal. It is not anything like a 9-5 job, and managers understand that when the schedule is light employees catch up on personal stuff because the next day my bring a 100 hour stretch with only enough time off to get a little sleep. G.E., Siemens, Philips Medical, Halliburton, tons of other major corps. have these type position, usually as field engineers.


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D Tide
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re: How common are Non exempt salary jobs
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You might want to check on this. Seems like if I was your employer, I wouldn't be too thrilled about 25hr workweeks, regular long lunches and leaving early on "slow days"... especially if I'm going to be paying you 1.5x when you have to stay on "busy days"


I just said 25hr for an example. I just thought most non exempt jobs were govt. The pay isn't great but I put in my 40 and head home compared to some I know putting in 50-60+


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Croacka
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re: How common are Non exempt salary jobs
Every engineering company that I know of hires most people as non exempt salary


Upper management may not be but they typically are eligible for bigger bonuses


Jibbajabba
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re: How common are Non exempt salary jobs
I may be mistaken but i was under the impression that the only way you could be exempt salaried was if you directly supervised/evaluated subbordinate employees.


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