How to Determine if an Employee Qualifies for the Outside Sales Exemption

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

Sales employees who work away from an employer's office or place of business may be eligible for the outside sales exemption from the overtime and minimum wage requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Follow these steps to determine whether an employee qualifies for the outside sales exemption.