I am a fabricator for a local sign company, approximtely 20 employees, with gross sales of approximately 2M.
I started working here in 2006, under new ownership, was put on salary ($18 hour equivalent)
and have worked 60-80 hours per week since then.
Salary level test and salary basis test is satisfied. However, my job duties are clearly that of a blue-collar production line worker. No managerial duties, administrative, executive, or professional classifications apply.
The ex-owner of the business alerted me to the fact that having done the same thing to me under his ownership, that he was "sweating" having a claim made against him by me.
Not being litigious, as well as being ignorant of FLSA, I did nothing. However, I am considering options now . I would appreciate any and all advice concerning my situation. Thank You