Many employers believe that by simply paying an employee a salary instead of an hourly wage, it does away with the obligation to pay overtime. It is not the job title or solely the method of payment that determines if a job position meets the Department of Labor requirements to be exempt from overtime. A person may have "Manager" or "Supervisor" in their job title, but if certain criteria aren't met the employee may be entitled to overtime even if they are paid a salary. Accurate and thorough job descriptions play a vital role in determining whether a position qualifies to be exempt from overtime. Through LandrumHR's Human Resources Assessment, a certified HR expert can also review (or create) your job descriptions and provide valuable feedback regarding the appropriate classification according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.