Ok, I am very happy to be put in the position of having to ask this question.
(I have a job offer, and the manager has told me there will definitely be extra hours.)
In the US, is a CAD Drafter / Detailer / Designer (does not manage others), working out construction details and preparing shop or construction drawings, considered a "non-exempt" employee, with overtime priviledges, or an "exempt" employee, exempt from the requirements to be paid overtime?
How many hours can they get away with making a salaried person work?
Is there any amount of hours over which they are then required to pay a salaried person overtime as well?
I have studied the Department of Labor's web site and even a video on the subject, and the main grey area, to me, is whether a skilled drafter is considered to be an "Administrative", "Professional", "Computer", or "Construction" worker.
Without going into the DOL / details, are Cad Monkeys considered to be white collar or blue collar?