2012 Resolutions: Ensure Proper Exempt Classification of Employees
By LESLIE L. ABBOTT
The classification of employees as exempt from federal and state overtime compensation requirements has continued to be a frequently litigated area of wage and hour law nationwide. Resolve in 2012 to audit the exempt classifications in your workforce or to encourage your clients to do so. Reclassify jobs to the extent appropriate based on the employers business requirements and risk tolerance. The process may take several months to complete, so employers should develop an action plan early based on the following steps.