Exempt Employee

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Exempt Employee

What is an Exempt Employee?

Exempt Employees are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and are not eligible for overtime pay. 

To qualify as an Exempt Employee, an employee must be paid a salary (not hourly) of at least $684 a week (or $35,568 annually) and not fall under any of the other exemptions set forth by the United States Department of Labor.

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