How to Determine if an Employee Qualifies for the Computer Employee Exemption
The computer employee exemption is among the most difficult Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemptions to apply. Computer jobs evolve at a rapid pace, and the duties of today's computer employees may not always line up well with the regulations governing the computer employee exemption. Follow these steps to determine whether an employee qualifies for the computer employee exemption.
Note: Effective December 1, 2016, new FLSA regulations will raise the minimum weekly salary for exempt computer employees from $455 to $913. This minimum salary level will be adjusted every three years.