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Executive Exemption: What you need to know

Under both the federal FLSA and other federal laws applicable to public works projects, employers must pay overtime to employees who work in excess of 40 hours per week. However, the law exempts certain kinds of jobs from overtime requirements if they meet specific criteria in the law and in U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulations. The FLSA exempts broad categories of “white-collar” jobs from minimum wage and overtime requirements if they meet certain tests regarding job duties and responsibilities and are paid a certain minimum salary. These categories of employees are commonly known as “exempt” employees and include executive, administrative, and professional employees. The FLSA also provides exemptions for outside sales personnel, certain specialized computer personnel, certain HCEs, certain retail sales employees, and employees covered by the Motor Carrier Act (MCA).
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Practice tip: An employer should periodically review the duties of exempt employees to ensure that they still qualify for exempt status, especially if the company has undergone restructuring or downsizing.
In May 2016, the federal Department of Labor (DOL) released final changes to the overtime regulations. With this final rule, the DOL sought to update the salary level required for exemption to ensure that FLSA’s intended overtime protections would be fully implemented and to simplify the identification of nonexempt employees, thus making the executive, administrative, and professional employee exemption easier for employers and workers to understand and apply. These changes were to be effective on December 1, 2016. But, just a week before the December 1, 2016, ...

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