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This course discusses the requirements needed to determine if a worker is an exempt employee or a nonexempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

We start with a brief review of the terms “exempt” and “nonexempt”. From this we discuss the requirements for designating an employee exempt under the FLSA. This discussion includes the definition of the 4+ categories of exempt employees, blue collar workers and first responders. This leads into a conversation about the duties requirements for each of these types of classifications under the wage and hour rules. We then examine the requirements for paying an exempt employee including the salary basis rules and the salary level test. The salary level test will include the latest update available on the new salary levels being discussed by the Obama Administration. Finally we briefly review the various possible requirements on the state level for exempt employees

This course serves as a sound basis to assist human resources, payroll or finance professionals in determining how to properly classify an exempt employee and to understand the difference between exempt and nonexempt.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the terms exempt, nonexempt and salary basis.
  • Recognize the requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations that are used to classify workers as exempt.
  • Identify each category of exempt employee and the job duties requirements that must be met.
  • Identify the requirements that must be met to properly pay an exempt employee on a salary basis.
Last updated/reviewed: October 14, 2018

27 Reviews (91 ratings)Reviews

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Very thorough and valuable information. I noticed after I was part way into the course that the copyright mark is 2015 so I wonder what's different in 2017? I'll have to look into it....
4
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maybe a few more examples to test knowledge during the sessions...maybe some on the edge (administrative assistance who also does paralegal duties?)...
5
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Excellent review for any payroll professional looking for the finer details of exempt status and the ins and outs of payroll for those employees.
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Anonymous Author
Thorough intro/review of exempt/non-exempt wage and hour law...especially for the non-payroll professional
5
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Ms. Lambert is a very good instructor. Her real life examples, slides and style of delivery are excellent.
5
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An excellent overview of the rules and regulations for determining who is exempt and who is nonexempt.
5
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This class really helped me have a better understanding of the rules regarding exempt /non exempt.
5
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Very through with plenty of scenarios. The instructor is very pleasant and goes at a good pace.
5
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A very thorough review of the many aspects involved in determining an employee's FLSA status.
5
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Great course overall, easy to understand. Solid refresher on exempt vs non exempt.
5
Anonymous Author
Very well put together course that is easy to follow and very informative
5
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A solid review of exempt vs non exempt and the definitions around them.
5
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Outstanding presentation of technical matter. Excellent course!
5
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Great refresher for managers and more insight into the new changes
5
Anonymous Author
Excellent content---There is more to this issue than I thought :)
5
Member's Profile
Always a great presenter - organized and slides are very helpful.
5
Anonymous Author
This course was very informative and helpful for my current job.
5
Anonymous Author
I enjoyed this course. The speaker seemed very knowledgeable.
5
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Surprised by some of the definitions and some of the rules.
4
Member's Profile
Good course but needs to be updated for 2015-2016 changes.
4
Member's Profile
Great break down of a topic that can get very confusing!
5
Member's Profile
Course was a great primer on understanding exempt status
5
Anonymous Author
Great overview of the rules and nice examples.
5
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I wished Vicki Lambert worked for us
5
Anonymous Author
Very detailed and easy to follow.
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Anonymous Author
Excellent refresher course.
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Anonymous Author
Great course!

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Exposure to US employment law

 

Advanced Preparation: None

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .

1 QuestionCourse Questions and Answers

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I worked for a company and was called a CFO with over 100k salary plus bonus in Texas. I had 1 direct report, although I did not hire, fire, or give the review. I had no authorization to make operational decisions, and spent more than 80% of my time completing reconciliations, inputting invoices, and making bank deposits, opening mail and other general data entry. My employee did the same, but her salary was probably around 55k to 65k with bonuses. I believe she was wrongly classified as a manager considering the facts I stated previously and she had no direct reports. She worked 40 to 50 hours per week. I worked 55
to 70 hours per week. I do have
my CPA license, but that was
obviously not needed for data
entry or this job. What recourse
if any do either of us have or is it
career "suicide" to do anything if
something could be done? I
was employed about 10 1/2 to 11 months. My employee was
there about 3 years.

Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Job Duties Test
  11:51Job Duties Test for Executive Exemption
  6:55Job Duties Test for Administrative Exemption
  5:21Job Duties Test for Professional - Learned Exemption
  6:14Job Duties Test for Professional - Creative Exemption
  6:41Job Duties Test for Outside Sales Exemption
Salary Tests
  11:37Salary Level Test
  24:04Salary Basis Test
  8:57Salary Basis Test (Continued)
CONCLUSION
  3:56Where The States Stand
Continuous Play
  1:40:32Exempt or Nonexempt? That is the Question!
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Exempt or Nonexempt?
  PDFExempt or Nonexempt? Glossary/Index
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM