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Phoenix Manager Misclassification Lawyer
How your employer chooses to classify you matters a great deal to your income. If you have been promoted to a managerial position you will lose out on certain benefits that other workers receive, including overtime pay. The law is clear about who should be designated as a manager. If you are concerned that your employer has classified you as a manager in error, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the harm you have suffered.
The Arizona employment lawyers at The Zoldan Law Group PLLC are committed to protecting the rights of employees. We provide skilled representation to workers in Scottsdale, Arizona, and throughout the Phoenix metro area. We can help determine whether a misclassification has occurred in your case and explore your options going forward.
Managers Are Exempt From Certain Employee Benefits
Under federal law, all employees must be paid minimum wage. In addition, any time an employee works overtime (more than 40 hours in a week), he or she must be paid at a rate of one and one-half times his or her regular wage. However, there are exceptions to this rule, and employees who are classified as managers are exempt from receiving overtime pay.
It is important to remember that an employer can’t just bestow the title of manager on an employee in an effort to avoid paying overtime. Certain qualifications must be met in order for an employee to be considered exempt as a manager, including:
- A guaranteed weekly salary of $684 per week
- No pay reductions based on the quality or quantity of work in any given week
- No pay deductions for normal business losses
- Managers must be responsible for directing the work of at least two employees
- Managers must be allowed to weigh in on hiring/firing decisions
This Area Of Law Is Changing. Ensure That Your Rights Are Protected.
Misclassification laws are rapidly changing. One of the biggest potential changes on the horizon is raising the $684 weekly salary requirement, which means that managers who are currently exempt may suddenly find themselves wrongly classified. Our attorneys will thoroughly review your situation to ensure that your rights as an employee are protected every step of the way.
Contact Our Employment Law Attorneys In Phoenix
If you are concerned that you have been wrongly classified in your place of employment, speak with us. Contact us online or call (480) 442-3410 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.