A month ago my employer reclassified my job and changed my status from exempt to non-exempt, resulting in a loss of significant overtime pay. The following Monday I reported an issue with the HR timeclock application to my manager, who was unaware that the change had been made. A few hours later I received a call from my manager, at which time he explained that the change had been made "accidentally" but would not be reversed. I took a day to think about what had happened and decided not to pursue the issue with HR since it would probably result in a black-eye for me professionally, and might result in denied opportunities in the future. I was unofficially assured that when it was time for bonuses and merit raises, that I would be "taken care of" since my EMV went way up and I'm not near the bottom of my pay grade.
Today I learned that our company is being taken over by another company, and I want to know if in fact I should file a case with HR so that I can protect myself against the total loss of over 25% of my income.