What is minimum wage? Does my employer have to pay me the minimum wage?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes a federal  minimum wage requirement for all employees in the United States. Currently, the Federal Minimum Wage is $7.25 and applies to all employees employed by: Businesses with annual gross revenue of at least $500,000; Smaller businesses that are engaged in interstate commerce or production of goods  for interstate…

My job description classifies me as an exempt employee. Does that make me exempt?

Not necessarily. What matters is whether the job duties which you actually perform meet the criteria for exemption from overtime. There are different tests which apply to the exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees, outside sales people, and workers in certain computer positions. Don’t rely on your job description or your boss’ assurances. If…