What is the computer professional exemption?

Certain employees who work with computers may also be exempt from the overtime requirements. Such employees must be paid at least $41 per hour or they can be paid a salary per week. Additionally, exempt computer employees must be engaged in systems analysis, software design, or some combination of these duties to be exempt. If you work with computers and you simply install, support, or maintain computer hardware and software, you may not be exempt. Also, if your primary function is to train others regarding the usage of computer software or hardware, you also may not be exempt.