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Overtime Pay Confusion

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Junior Member
What is the name of your state? IA

I have read the information on the U.S. Department of Labor and my state site regarding overtime pay. I'm so confused and I was wondering if someone can clarify and tell me if I'm entitled to overtime or not. I'm a Draftsman with an A.A. Degree who is paid hourly. My duties are:

1. Detailing erection and shop drawings either manually or on AutoCAD.
2. Inspect the steel in the shop to ensure quality before it is being sent out.
3. prepare material lists for projects and make sure that the proper steel and other supplies are ordered.
4. provide drafting support.
5. detail ornimental railings and stair towers.
6. detail parts for successful project completion.
7. I work with engineers and architects. They submit the drawings and I detail, providing the calculations for the steel they need.

I'm not in a supervisory position. From what I gather on the websites I read is you have to meet all the qualifications under professional or computer to be exempt. I want to be sure before I talk to my employer about it.

Any advise would be helpful on if I'm exempt or non-exempt.

Thank you


Senior Member
Your job is clearly non-exempt which means you must be paid for any overtime you work. I've worked in companies with quite a few Draftsmen/CAD Technicians and we always paid them on an hourly (non-exempt) basis. And thank you for describing your job duties and so accurately! Very few posters with questions like yours ever do so.

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