There are so many ways that employees are being cheated out of overtime now a days. Some of it’s legal and some if it isn’t. When the overtime laws were last amended in the 70s, the minimum salary for being exempt from overtime was $23,660 per year or $455 per week. The Obama adminstration has been pushing to change that without success so far. It hasn’t changed in 40 years and it needs to be. But, if it was changed employers would still cheat their employees. Common ways include paying someone as an independent contract or making them work off-the-clock. If any of you are victims of this call us at 1-800-917-4000.