For employees, whose employers classify them as exempt from overtime requirements, it just became harder to sue their employers. If an employee is exempt, an employer does not need to pay them overtime. Common exempt employees include, but are not limited to, managers, administrators, supervisors, chefs, commercial drivers, domestic employees, and commissioned salespeople. Until recently, when an employee sued an employer for unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), there was a strong legal presumption against the employer, because exemptions were narrowly construed. However, in April of 2018, in a case called Encino Motorcars (Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, 138 S. Ct. 1134 (2018)), the United States Supreme Court ruled that exemptions are to be given a fair reading. This evens the playing field between the employer and employee on the issue of exemption from entitlement to overtime pay. Accidently paying someone as an exempt employee, who is not exempt, can lead to a very expensive lawsuit. To ensure you do not make a costly mistake call attorney Joshua Sheskin at Lubell Rosen now 954-880-9500 or JHS@LubellRosen.com.