You may have seen my series of posts on Wal-Mart back in 2014. You can click here, here and here for some of them. I spent as much time as I did with Wal-Mart because, well, they have had so much to teach employers, particularly what not to do. Wal-Mart is not the only such […]
Here it is — the grand finale of FLSA overtime exemptions, the dynamic duo, the outside sales representative and the commissioned retail employee! If you employ salespeople, have you made sure that they really are exempt from overtime pay? Which sales positions make the cut? Join The Emplawyerologist after the jump to find out more!
Do you employ nurses? Graphics consultants or designers? Did you know that (in addition to other types of employees we have talked about here here and here) these employees may be entitled to overtime, too? What?! Aren’t learned and creative professionals exempt from overtime? The Fair Labor Standards Act says so! What’s the problem, then? […]
Suppose your business employs Brilliant Brenda as an “IT” professional and you pay her an $80,000 annual salary. Brenda maintains the software on the company’s computer system, troubleshoots, and repairs problems, and installs software. You feel that Brenda performs complex functions, because they require special skills and knowledge. A year after her start date, Brenda […]
What happens when an employee receives a fixed salary, performs management tasks but does not supervise anyone and does not have the authority to hire and fire anyone? We know from last week’s post (click here) that does not fit within the Executive Exemption. Does that automatically mean that an employer must pay overtime if […]