I worked for about a year as a chef at a restaurant working long hours without any overtime--just a straight salary. I was fired recently and they had me sign a "severance agreement and general release." After doing some research on wage and hour laws, I think I may have been mis-classified as "exempt" and I think I may be owed a lot of overtime and also wasn't able to take meal and rest breaks.
Would I be able to file a lawsuit for the OT and breaks, even though I signed the severance agreement?
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