White Paper published by The HR Specialist, copyright 2007
In 2004, new U.S. Labor Department regulations took effect that enacted the most dramatic changes to federalin more than 50 years.
By updating certain provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (), the agency redefined which white-collar employees are “exempt” under the FLSA (i.e., not eligible for overtime) and which are “nonexempt” (eligible for overtime). Those federal rules clarify and alter both the “salary test” and the notoriously confusing “duties tests” that are used to determine employees’ exemption status.
Following is a detailed breakdown of those exemption categories, adapted from U.S. Labor Department fact sheets. To access Labor’s site on the, including its online training seminars, visit www.dol.gov/fairpay.
Also, note that several states have established their own separate overtime-related la...(register to read more)