What is an exempt and non exempt employee?
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.