Illinois exempts anyone employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity from the overtime pay requirements. Illinois law adopts the old long test and short test from the federal regulations and the $455 salary threshold of the revised federal regulations that took effect August 23, 2004. Because the salary level requirement for the short test is less than the $455 per week minimum salary requirement, the old federal short duties test will apply in every instance under Illinois law (IL Comp. Stat. Ch. 820 Sec. 105/4a).
Illinois law provides for numerous additional exemptions from the state overtime requirements (IL Comp. Stat. Ch. 820 Sec. 105/4a).
• Those employed by an employer of three or fewer employees
• Members of religious organizations working for those organizations
• Salespeople and mechanics in retail firms primarily selling or servicing automobiles, trucks, or farm ...