Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees
It is important to distinguish the difference between exempt and non-exempt employees according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Exempt employees are not paid overtime but non-exempt employees must be paid overtime. Employers are required to pay overtime for hourly jobs in order to comply with the FLSA. Employees in positions classified as salaried non-exempt are covered by the overtime provisions of the FLSA and therefore must be paid overtime. Over the years, there have been a number of lawsuits regarding overtime pay, which is precisely why HR managers are tasked with monitoring and regulating overtime.
Drawing on the material in the background readings and doing additional research, please prepare a 2- to 4-page paper (not including the cover and reference pages) in which you:
Use Google Scholar to find a case relating to exempt and non-exempt employees. To access Google Scholar:
- Go to http://scholar.google.com/
- Click on Case law
- Type in your topic
- Click on the search button
Once you find a case, write your paper discussing the case, the outcome, and what your thoughts are on the case. Ultimately, critique the case.