What is the Administrative Exemption to the Overtime Pay Requirement?

There are three basic requirements for an employee to meet the administrative exemption to overtime pay requirement.  The three requirements are as follows:

        1. The employee must be paid at least $455 per week.

        2. The employee's primary duties must relate directly to the general business operations of their employer or the employer's customers.

        3. The employee must regularly exercise true discretion and judgment as to significant matters.

Work “directly related to management or general business operations” includes, but is not 
limited to, work in functional areas such as tax; finance; accounting; budgeting; auditing; insurance; quality 
control; purchasing; procurement; advertising; marketing; research; safety and health; personnel management; 
human resources; employee benefits; labor relations; public relations; government relations; computer network, 
Internet and database administration; legal and regulatory compliance; and similar activities. 

Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell represents individuals and employees seeking the overtime pay they've earned but not been paid; contact him at 859-254-7076.