Office Managers Win Unpaid Overtime Case

The harsh truth is that the law does not care what your job title is. Just because your employer calls you a “manager” and pays you a salary, does not necessarily mean you are not entitled to overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 per week. What is determinative is the actual duties you perform on a daily basis. If you spend the majority of your time performing “hourly” duties, it is very possible that you should be paid for overtime hours worked, regardless of your actual job title.

Recently, Shavitz Law Group helped a group of dental practice office managers seek unpaid overtime wages for this very reason. These managers alleged they were misclassified as overtime wage-exempt employees even though they spent the majority of their time answering phones, helping customers, selling treatment plans and financing options, performing data entry, and completing other clerical duties. Ultimately, our attorneys successfully settled the case, recovering $1,320,000.00 in unpaid overtime wages for the participating office managers.

You can read more about the case, the allegations made, and the outcome, here.

If you believe you may be misclassified as a salary-paid employee and entitled to unpaid wages for your hours worked, speak to an attorney right away to evaluate your claim before it’s too late. The longer you delay, the smaller your claim to back-pay may become because of the running of the statute of limitations. One phone call can make all the difference.

If you have any questions regarding your pay, contact Shavitz Law Group at (561) 447-8888 or visit us at for a free, no obligation review of your circumstances and consultation regarding your rights.


Gregg Shavitz, Shavitz Law Group, 951 Yamato Rd Ste 285, Boca Raton, FL and 800 3rd Ave, Suite 2800, New York, NY. Lawyers licensed in states including FL, NY, NJ, and TX. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based on advertisements alone.

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