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Why Defense Contractors Frequently Violate Federal Overtime Law

This is Part 2 of our three part series regarding overtime violations among Department of Defense contractors.  If you have not already, check out Part 1 (Common Violations in the Industry).

Common Federal Overtime Violations by Defense Contractors

This is Part 1 of our three part series regarding overtime violations among Department of Defense contractors.  After you read this article, be sure to check out Part 2 (Why Defense Contractors Violate) and Part 3 (Nationwide Study Reveals Defense Contractors Most Common Overtime Violator Among Federal Contractors).

Working leads and foremen may be entitled to overtime even if paid a salary.

Many employers, especially those in the construction or oil and gas business, employ foremen (sometimes also called "leads" or "project managers"). These employees work alongside a rotating crew of hourly workers but also have some managerial responsibilities for the crew. The foreman might assign specific tasks to workers, communicate with the customer, and be responsible for the safety of the workers. Often, foremen are classified as "exempt" from the FLSA's overtime requirements; and, as a result, they are almost always paid a salary, with no overtime.

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