For years employers have been getting free labor by declaring some workers exempt from hourly wages on the grounds they are management. Now some people who are not always "on the clock" like the flexibility of salary and the chance to work extra if they want to, so it's not all bad.
However, often it's just a way to get out of paying people by calling them professionals. That's happened a lot to reporters in some organizations.
Now the threshold for exemption is raised to about $47K and the NFPs are chirping and our NFP friendly media responds.
Everyone should pay up. Employers are employers. Period.
Of course the best kind of management to be in is in the public sector, where a battalion chief in fire or a lieutenant in the PD gets OT on a base wage of $40 an hour.
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