Assistant Account Executives, Assistant Account Coordinators, and Assistant Strategists in Ad Agencies
Many advertising agencies use employees with job titles such as assistant account executive, assistant coordinator, or assistant strategist. Some of these agencies classify people in these positions as exempt from state and federal overtime requirements. As a result, assistant account executives, coordinators, or strategists work overtime without receiving overtime wages.
Even though an assistant account executive, coordinator or strategist may be paid a salary, the employees may still be entitled to overtime pay. For example, employees who earn less than $1,125 per week (annualized at $58,500) may be entitled overtime wages. In addition to the unpaid overtime wages, employees may be due liquidated or double damages, prejudgment interest, and other New York Labor Law damages. For more information, you can also read about New York State Department of Labor’s overtime FAQ. You can also complete our overtime calculator to determine the approximate value of your claim.
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.
If you work in this industry and would like to speak with us about whether you were paid all wages you were owed, please send us the information needed by filling out the Industry Inquiry form.