Determining Exempt or Nonexempt Employee Status

​Because it is highly litigated, understanding the distinction between exempt and nonexempt employees is critical. Generally, exempt employees are your key personnel who possess management and decision-making responsibilities. Because of the complexity of this area of law and the potential for fines and awards of back overtime pay when an employee is misclassified, this website contains an extensive discussion of the subject. It also contains sample worksheets to assist you in determining an employee’s status.​​​

  • ​​Read about a 2016 agency action.

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