When I was offered a Salary position, I was excited at the opportunity to grow within my company.
I soon found, however, that all that it really was is a pseudo-title to the exact same work I do. There was no change in my position within the company, I received no additional benefits or incentives.
I am scheduled to work 44 hours a week, and with a wage of $800 for every two weeks, the only thing that changed between my old pay and new pay is the total hours worked.
Due to the transfer and training of a new manager, I've been "encouraged" to "help the team" because "you're on salary pay" - and have been working a pretty consistent 55-60 hour week the past few weeks.
I hear Illinois is an "at-will state" and I essentially have no rights, but is there something I can do for "overtime"?
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