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What are the disadvantages of a salary?

New York employees may have heard that getting a high salary is one of the best things you can achieve in your career. However, studies have recently shown that numerous disadvantages to a salary may actually outweigh the benefits in some cases.

Bizfluent takes a look at some of the downsides of having a salary paid job, which are rarely discussed with up-and-coming members of the working class. One of the biggest disadvantages is the fact that workers who are salaried are paid the same amount no matter how much work they do in a week. Unlike hourly employees, they do not get overtime pay. If you have to work overtime every now and then, it may not feel like a big deal, but imagine working 50 hour weeks regularly without any pay increase. Understandably, employees in this situation feel frustrated.

Things like work-time breaks can also be a potential issue. Hourly employees often have more protection under the law when it comes to limiting potentially abusive practices. For example, many employers are legally obligated to provide hourly workers with a lunch break of a certain duration depending on how many hours they work in a day. This might not be the case for salaried employees.

If you believe that your employer has been taking advantage of the fact that you are a salaried employee to get away with things they otherwise wouldn't be able to, consider contacting an attorney for information on your rights as a worker in New York and how to protect them.

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