Misclassification of employees as exempt from overtime is one of the most common violations of federal and Kentucky state overtime wage laws. The job title of manager does not mean that an employee is exempt from overtime pay requirements.

Store managers for Lush Cosmetics have filed a class action lawsuit in Florida for overtime compensation claiming that they were misclassified as exempt from overtime. Their suit claims that, while they had the job title of manager, they exercise practically no managerial authority and their real duties were actually that of a sales clerk or a customer service representative.

Source: Ft. Myers News-Press

Store managers for Dollar General won $35 million in unpaid overtime in a case upheld by a federal appeals court last year as reported by Robert Abell on the Kentucky Employment Law Blog, "Overtime Case Yields $35 Million To Dollar General Store Managers."

If you believe that you have been misclassified as exempt from overtime, contact Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell at 859-254-7076.

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