Or... How can an "Executive," "Administrative," or "Professional" make
DICTATION CUT OUT
The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act - our Federal "Wage and Hour" law - generally requires that employees who work over 40 hours in a given week receive extra overtime pay calculated at 150% of their regular pay rate. But as with all good ideas, there are exceptions (called "exemptions" under the law). Three of the most popular such exemptions are bona-fide "executive," "administrative," or "professional" employees. These exemptions are commonly referred to as the "white collar" exemptions.
Under the current law, a salaried worker making as little as $23,660.00 per year can be classified as one of these. Someone making that salary in the State of Pennsylvania, for example, trying to raise a family, would be illegible for many social relief and "safety net" programs such as free meals, Medicaid, food stamps and Section 8 housing vouchers. On the other hand, you can bet your ass that none of the lawmakers who have ignored this economic reality are living such marginal lives.