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ask all your questions about the new overtime law here

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First, a quick recap: As of December 1, if you earn less than $47,476 annually, your employer will be legally required to pay you overtime (time and a half) when you work over 40 hours in a week. To be exempt, you must meet two tests: a salary test and a duties test. The duties portion of the law isn’t changing, only the salary level. Here’s a summary of some of the ways your employer might choose to handle this. And can my employer lower my rate of pay?

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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I do think that some employers attend with every intention of meeting potential candidates who they might not otherwise come into contact with — I certainly did, and I saw other employers around me doing that too. But I was at smaller, niche job fairs (in my case, for campaign workers), representing a smaller, niche employer — and I suspect those things make a huge difference in whether attending is a good use of job-seekers’ time or not.

in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? — Ask a Manager

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager in a long interview process, can I ask about salary? The problem is, of course, no salary range was listed on the job description. And in my field, titles don’t necessarily translate into salary. Of course, be prepared for the typical silliness that often occurs (on both sides) when salary comes up — the awkward pauses and the coy “well, what are you looking for?&# is my employer plotting against me?

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