HR Support on Minimum Wage Exemption Laws

Editor's Note: Minimum wage exemptions must be applied correctly.

Michael CardmanOverview: Exemptions from federal and state minimum wage requirements are available for a wide variety of employees, most typically executives, administrators and professionals.

To qualify for most of these exemptions, an employee usually must be paid at least $455 per week on a salary basis - meaning that the employee would need to work at least 63 hours per week before the employer realized any cost savings. Of course, very few employees who qualify for these exemptions are willing to work for such low wages.

However, minimum wage exemptions that do not require payment on a salary basis are available for other types of employees, such as certain farmers, companionship services providers, babysitters, summer camp counselors.

Author: Michael Cardman, Legal Editor

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