What is the Administrative Exemption Under FLSA?

January 11, 2023
By Peter Friedmann
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that grants all non-exempt employees the right to be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked. It also grants employees the right to overtime pay, which is one and a half times the regular pay rate for all hours worked over 40 hours a week. The FLSA covers all non-exempt employees – meaning employees who do not fall under one of the “exemptions” outlined in the...

I Was Shorted Several Hours on My Last Paycheck. What Should I Do?

November 15, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
When you get paid by the hour, your employer has obligations under federal and state law to pay you for all hours worked. Additionally, companies need to pay most hourly employees at least time-and-a-half for each hour they work over 40 hours in a seven-day period or “workweek.” Similar wage and contract laws also guarantee fair pay, though usually not overtime, to employees who earn salaries. Those laws, primarily the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), further require employers to...

Are Shareholder Employees Subject To FLSA?

October 28, 2022
By Peter Friedmann
Companies, especially public companies, often have both shareholders and employees that participate in the running of the business. Shareholders are considered partial owners to a degree while employees work for the company and receive payment for their work. But in some cases, certain employees have the opportunity to purchase or acquire stock in the company, making them shareholder employees. For shareholder employees, questions can arise around certain federal laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and how such laws...

What Employees are Exempt from FLSA?

December 27, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
FLSA exemptions are very confusing, and you may be wondering if you are exempt from the FLSA (not entitled to overtime) or if you are not exempt from the protections of the FLSA, entitling you to overtime pay.  To help break down who qualifies as an exempt employee, we have compiled an explanation that should be helpful. What Does “FLSA Exempt” Mean? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that determines whether certain jobs are exempt or...

What is the Salary Requirement for Exempt Employees Under FLSA?

November 01, 2021
By Peter Friedmann
The Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that, among other things, requires employers to pay almost every employee the federal minimum wage as defined by the FLSA. The FLSA also covers overtime pay for all hours that an employee works over 40 hours in a workweek for those individuals that are entitled to receive overtime pay. The FLSA does allow for exemptions from the overtime pay requirements. These exemptions cover certain “employees employed as bona fide executive,...
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