By: Claudia D. Orr
As you know, the Department of Labor recently released the long awaited final regulations for the Fair Labor Standards Act. Implementing the new salary requirements correctly may be fairly straight forward for employers. However, the duties tests remain complicated and are often misapplied.
Click here for an updated chart that explains each of the more common exemptions so that you can properly classify your employees. The actual test for each exemption is on the left and there are definitions, tips and examples on the right.
If you need assistance in reviewing job classifications, you should always consult an experienced employment attorney, such as the author.
This article was written by Claudia D. Orr, who is Chair of the Legal Affairs Committee of Detroit SHRM, and an experienced labor/employment attorney at the Detroit office of Plunkett Cooney (a full service law firm and resource partner of Detroit SHRM). She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (313) 983-4863. http://www.plunkettcooney.com/people-105.html.
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