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Do managers have to be paid overtime?

Generally no, managers don’t have to be paid overtime. Managers are generally salaried employees and as such they follow under one of two exemptions under the FLSA. Either the administrative exemption or the executive exemption. However, they have to meet a primary duties test in order to qualify for either of those.

Another important thing to know is that in order for managers to be exempt from overtime compensation, there’s a threshold salary that must be met. The current threshold salary is $455 a week. However, as of December 1, 2016 that amount will increase to $913 per week in order for any salaried employee, whether administrative or executive, to be exempt from overtime pay.

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