Authors: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor, and Allen S. Kinzer, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

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.