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Workplace Practices of Exempt and Nonexempt Employees

Author: Alice Gilman

As a result of new overtime regulations that take effect December 1, 2016, it is likely that some employees who are currently exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be reclassified as nonexempt. Since the rules under which exempt and nonexempt employees work differ significantly, a newly reclassified employee and his or her manager will need to adjust certain workplace practices. In certain limited situations, however, the rules for a newly reclassified nonexempt will remain the same.

The following Quick Reference chart summarizes the areas where a newly reclassified employee's workplace practices must change to accommodate the regulations.