Does your company have I.T. employees? Do you pay them a salary? That makes them computer professionals, right? So they’re probably exempt from federal and state overtime laws right? Well, hold on. The Computer Employee Exemption is, overall, poorly understood by employers — and even attorneys. Many employers get this one wrong. I’ve posted on […]
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 […]