Many advertising agencies use employees with job titles such as assistant account executive or assistant strategist. Some of these agencies classify their assistant account executives/strategists as exempt from state and federal overtime requirements. As a result, assistant account executives or strategists work overtime without receiving overtime wages.
Even though an assistant account executive or strategist may be paid a salary, the employees may still be entitled to overtime pay.
Contact Getman Sweeney Dunn if you worked in a similar position and were not paid an overtime premium for hours worked over forty in a week. We can help you understand your rights. The call is free and confidential.
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