I have a college degree and work in a white-collar job. Am I exempt?

If you have a title such as “executive,” “manager,” “director,” or “account representative,” you may assume you are exempt from being paid for extra hours you work. That may not be the case. You’ll need to check with an employment attorney about whether your position meets the exemption definition. But having a college degree and being a white-collar worker or having a fancy job title, or even being called a “manager,” has no bearing on whether you are exempt or entitled to overtime wages.