Melanie V. Miguel-Courtad, Attorney at Law

Practice Areas : Overtime Compensation

Overtime Compensation

Most employees who work overtime at their jobs are protected under the Fair Labor Standards Act and Ohio Laws. Employees who work over 40 hours in a workweek are generally required to pay their employee at a rate of at least one and one-half times their regular rate. The law exempts certain employees who meet certain legal requirements. The courts will generally look to an employee’s job duties and not their job title when determining if an employee is exempt. The exemptions are as follows:

1.) Executive Exemption
2.) Administrative Exemptions
3.) Professional Exemptions
4.) Computer Employee Exemptions
5.) Outside Sales Exemptions
6.) Highly Compensated Individuals

To obtain more information on these exemptions please call our office for a free consultation. You can go to the Department of Labor’s Fact Sheet on these exemptions by clicking here.

If your employer is not paying you overtime then you should consult an attorney who specializes in this area and/or Contact the Department of Labor.

Additional information regarding overtime compensation can be found at the Workplace Fairness Website by clicking here.

Practice areas


  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Family & Medical Leave Act
  • Discrimination
  • Overtime Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Retaliation

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