Question: We are a social services organization. After employees make home visits to clients, they must file reports within 24 hours, even if that means they must work on weekends. Most of these employees have two-year associate degrees; some have bachelor’s degrees. Can we treat these social workers asunder the Fair Labor Standards Act ( )?
Answer: Probably not. Final white-collar regulations, which were issued in 2004, do recognize that new scientific and learned professions emerge over time.
However, the regs also note that the key to recognizing a new scientific or learned profession is licensing or a board certification, after an employee completes a specialized academic degree program. Example: Certified physician assistants, a relatively new occupation, may be professionals.
On the other hand, the regs specify that paralegals aren’t exempt professionals because one can become a paralegal with a general undergraduate degree.
Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!
Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...
We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.
The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.
" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/31453/who-is-an-exempt-professional-under-the-flsa "
- DOL sues Houston emergency medical services companies
- Can we give comp time instead of overtime pay?
- Incompetence can't turn manager into hourly
- What's this new technology designed to help employees track their hours worked?
- Defying expectations: Why failing to live up to stereotypes won't make worker's suit a winner