WAGE AND HOUR COMPLIANCE
COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS & ERRORS

Misclassifying Employees As Exempt
Example:
Problem misclassifications
Mortgage loan originators
Help desk
Paralegals
Customer service representatives
Administrative Assistants
Insurance adjustersProfessional Employees
Primary duties must be in area requiring specialized higher education and the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment 

  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Teaching
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Social Work

Violating “Salary Rule”

  • In order to be exempt, most white collar employees must be paid as least $455.00 per week on a salary basis, i.e., they must be paid a predetermined fixed amount each workweek without regard to the quality or quantity of work performed for the week.  Rule does not apply to:
  • Doctors
  • Lawyers
  • Teachers
  • Employees in highly skilled computer related occupations earning at least $27.63 per hourContact PCG for more information on Classification concerns.

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