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Exempt status misinformation

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robyeelee

Junior Member
What is the name of your state? Illinois

I just started with a new company and when I was hired on, I was led to believe I was an exempt employee. During the offer, I was quoted a yearly salary and benefits were explained. After NOT receiving my first pay check I called HR and ONLY THEN was informed I was in fact a non-exempt employee. Because I did not enter my time, I was not paid. They cut me a check immediatedly and told me that I'm non-exempt. This whole time I thought I was exempt. I believe this would have affected my decision to join this company if I had known early but not it is too late.

Are there any laws regarding this and is there any legal recourse? Are they allowed to not disclose exempt/non-exempt status during the entire hiring process?
 


cbg

I'm a Northern Girl
Nothing in the law requires them to discuss exempt/non-exempt status during the hiring process.

BTW, as far as the law is concerned, all jobs are considered to be non-exempt until proven otherwise.
 

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