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Overtime laws: a growing concern for PR agencies

Companies, including many PR fi rms, think they are not required to pay overtime to employees who have college degrees and who receive annual salaries. Think again.

Under federal law, a company is not required to pay overtime only if the employee’s job duties and salary satisfy a specific exemption in the law. The mere fact an employee has a college degree, or, for that matter, any educational training, does not, by itself, satisfy an exemption.

Most employees at PR firms are classified as exempt from overtime pay based on the “administrative exemption” in the federal overtime law. There are three requirements for  this exemption to apply: More…