Exempt Employee

This is an employee who is defined by the Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as being exempt from this law’s minimum wage and overtime requirements. According to the Wage and Hours Division of the US Department of Labor, only “bona fide executive, administrative, professional and outside sales employees” who meet certain requirements are exempt from minimum wage and overtime laws. Download Your Free Report on FLSA
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Employee Pay Deductions Q&A: Garnishments, Exempt Employees, and Loan Repayments

"Attorney Sharolyn Whiting-Ralston of McAfee & Taft answers your tricky pay deduction questions."

Can an exempt employee be given a loan that is repaid via payroll deduction, or does this violate the idea that exempt employee pay cannot be reduced? What is the maximum amount that can be deducted from an employee’s pay if they have multiple different garnishment orders? These thorny questions were addressed by Sharolyn Whiting-Ralston in a recent BLR webinar. Check out those questions and more here:


Performance Management Survey Results in; How Do You Compare?

"Most everyone does appraisals (94% of respondents) but not everyone thinks they are doing them well (4% say they do a “terrible” job and 32% say appraisals are “nearly impossible to implement”), according to our recent survey of performance management practices."

Some other highlights of the 2013 Performance Management Survey:

  • Employee self-evaluation is part of the process for 58% of respondents and peer evaluation is a best practice for 11%.
  • 22% believe that the employees in their organization are pleased with their individual pay-for-performance program.