Exemptions

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

How many Assistant Manager overtime cases can there be? There seems to be another one every five minutes. The latest iteration of this phenomenon is a FLSA class action against
Continue Reading Yet One More FLSA Class Action On Exempt Status Of Assistant Managers—Pay Them Hourly And Forget About It!

The issue of the salary test for FLSA exemptions has been explored and analyzed through numerous cases. It is counterintuitive to think that an employee very highly paid for doing
Continue Reading Supreme Court Will Likely Resolve Circuit Split On Highly Paid Workers And The FLSA Salary Test: A Big Deal!

The fundamental premise of being an exempt employee is that the worker is paid by a “salary” as that term is defined in the FLSA regulations. Even paying someone an
Continue Reading Payment Of Day Rate, Regardless Of How High, Even Coupled With A Guarantee, Is Not a FLSA “Salary” As Part 541 Demands