Non-Exempt Employee

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Non-Exempt Employee

What is a Non-Exempt Employee?

An employee being classified as a Non-exempt Employee means they are entitled to earn the federal minimum wage AND qualify for overtime pay, which is calculated as one-and-a-half times their hourly rate, for every hour they work, above and beyond a standard 40-hour work week.

Non-Exempt Employees are protected by Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations, which alsoo requires employers to post overtime and minimum wage standards in high traffic, clearly visible areas in the workplace. These posters should be accessible to all employees and prospective employees.

Related Terms: Exempt Employee, FLSA, Minimum Wage, Overtime Pay

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