Currently, I work for a company that gave me a written letter of offer (a few months ago) that stated expressly:
You will be eligible to receive the following beginning on your first day:
Salary: Weekly salary of $X ($Z / Year)
When I discussed this fact with my supervisor, indirectly (due to my wanting to acquire keys to our buildings), he stated that he was worried about overtime with their usage/acquirement (even though I had never reported any such time...or any time for that fact) and when asked that "I don't get overtime because I am salary, correct? I haven't reported any, ever." he replied "No No, you get paid time and a half for anything over 40 hours a week. You are hourly." - He was very polite and nice about this, but I am confused by this and my written letter of offer. I was under the impression I am salary (i.e. that my wages are GUARANTEED for each week and that I do NOT get any overtime).
With this information in mind, would it be safe to conclude that I am salaried exempt or that I am salaried non-exempt or just plain hourly? I do not want to escalate the issue in fear of causing some kind retribution or action(s) against me, my perks, and my pay scale. Should I ask our "HR" department (which is really just the VP of accounting)? I just want clarity.