Federal and state wage and hour laws are still in effect. Whether you are working more hours or fewer hours, your pay has been reduced or your status changed, you may have overtime, minimum wage, or other wage claims.
Quick reminder: “exempt” workers are typically paid a salary that does not vary with hours worked and work in positions such as management and high-level administrative work, “professional” work including teaching, certain sales jobs, and high-level technology positions. “Non-exempt” workers are often paid hourly but sometimes are paid flat rates or salaries.
Whether you are considered “exempt” depends on your actual job duties, not on whether you are paid hourly or salary or how your employer classifies you. Many employers illegally give workers inflated titles to avoid paying overtime, which is a violation of federal wage and hour law.