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How do I know if I am an "exempt" employee?

The exemptions are based on job duties and certain pay requirements. The exemptions are complicated, and you should consult an attorney if you are unsure whether you are properly classified as an exempt employee. The information here is meant only as a basic overview and is not intended to provide legal advice.

The most commonly applied exemptions are referred to as the "white collar" exemptions. These exemptions include employees who work in "Executive," "Administrative," or "Professional" jobs. To satisfy the requirements of these three exemptions, an employee must receive a monthly salary of at least two (2) times the state minimum wage, and an employee's job duties must meet certain criteria.

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