Exemptions

Of the three so-called white collar exemptions, the administrative is the grayest and the most difficult for an employer to prove.  This is because such a worker does not usually

Continue Reading The Quagmire Of The Administrative Exemption: The Saga Of White Collar Production Workers

In exemption cases (or lawsuits), a title means nothing.  You can call a janitor a Maintenance Engineer but if his primary duties are sweeping up, he will still be deemed

Continue Reading Exemption Determinations Rely On Actual Duties Performed—What Is The Primary Duty

The US Department of Labor (DOL) may seek again, in 2023, to raise the salary threshold for a person to fit within a Part 541 white-collar exemption.  The agency was

Continue Reading The FLSA Salary Test Is Coming Around Again For Revision: Employers, Watch Out

I have often dealt with exemption issues, most of which involve the white-collar exemptions, however, I have also had cases involving the nuanced, difficult-to-understand, commission exemption under Section 7(i) of

Continue Reading Fifth Circuit Rules Piece Rate Type Payments Qualify as Commissions Under FLSA Section 7(i)

As I have written numerous times, the administrative exemption is the grayest and most difficult for an employer to prove  The tension between whether duties involve skill and experience or

Continue Reading Property Damage Investigators Do Not Meet FLSA Administrative Exemption Test: Another Lesson For Employers On This Grayest of Gray Exemptions

I am always interested in administrative exemption cases because they are the hardest to prove for an employer. In an interesting case that illustrates the parameters of this exemption, the
Continue Reading Business Development Managers Exempt Under Administrative Exemption: A Case Study Of This Nuanced, Vague Exemption

This is a day I have been waiting for. The Supreme Court has decided to take on a case in which it will decide whether someone earning more than $200,000
Continue Reading Supreme Court Will Decide Whether the Highly Compensated Exemption Applies to $200,000 Per Annum Worker On A Day Rate—I Can’t Wait!

When fighting a FLSA class action on an exemption issue, the employer must seek to prove all class members fit within an exemption and/or attack the legitimacy of the class.
Continue Reading “Logistics Coordinator” FLSA Class Action Illustrates That Numbers Do Not Matter, Particularly When The Employer Tries To Keep Them Down

When Nurses are performing traditional nursing duties, there is no question that they are professionally exempt under the FLSA. When their duties vary from those usual ones, the analysis is
Continue Reading Another FLSA Class Action Case Tests Exemption Status Of Nurses Who Do Not Perform Traditional Nursing Duties, With A Twist