Review duties, update job descriptions yearly to ensure employees are properly classified

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Jobs change all the time, sometimes because the nature of the business changes or a department’s work evolves.

Sometimes, change occurs simply because employees naturally begin assuming additional job duties as they become more experienced.

As job duties change, evolve or grow, make sure you regularly review employee responsibilities, update job descriptions to reflect the reality on the ground and determine if the job is properly classified as exempt or nonexempt.

Don’t rely on an analysis that’s even a couple of years old—or even an analysis provided by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) itself.

Recent case: Fredda Malena’s job title was executive assistant when she worked in Victoria’s Secret’s corporate office for about three years. She was assigned to one senior executive and spent her time at work maintaining the calendar, making travel arrangements, performing clerical tasks and running errands.

Malena claimed that he...(register to read more)

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