Whether an employee is exempt or non-exempt refers to whether or not the employee is exempt from the overtime requirements imposed by the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). The FLSA requires that certain employees receive overtime pay for working more than forty hours per week. That's the general rule, but what are the exceptions that give rise to these exemptions?
There are a number of federal statutes of which employers should be aware. Some of the more prominent such statutes include: