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What is an exempt and non exempt employee?

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December 10, 2007 11:52PM

Exempt employees are 'exempt' from federal overtime rules and regulations, based on specific qualifications put forth by FLSA rules. (Executives, professionals, etc.) Non-Exempt employees are paid by the hour, and are subject to federal overtime rules (time and a half, for all hours worked over 40 in a pay week.) All hourly employees are non-exempt, all exempt employees are salaried, but not all salaried employees are exempt. Salaried employees must pass specific FLSA criteria to be categorized as 'Exempt', and therefore exempt from overtime rules.