If an exempt employee volunteers to perform a nonexempt job duty, does an employer have to compensate that employee for the nonexempt work?

Author: Jessica Sussman

Exempt employees do not have to be paid overtime for additional work, including nonexempt work. However, if an employer does elect to pay an exempt employee for nonexempt job duties, the employer should confirm that the employee's exempt work is still his or her primary duty or risk forfeiting the employee's exempt status.