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Are Supervisors Who Earn Less than Subordinates Eligible for Overtime Pay?

By Allen Smith

October 18, 2018

What would happen if a supervisor made less money than his or her employees? Would the supervisor be eligible for overtime pay?

Wage and hour attorneys have different opinions on that topic, but they do agree on one thing: It would be difficult to get employees to move up to supervisor jobs if that would mean they'd make less money.


Sometimes, though, "a company just has to pay more to get a rock-star employee who ultimately ends up making more than the supervisor," said Richard Reice, an attorney with Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney in New York City. "The communication with the supervisor and getting his or her buy-in will be important."

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