Exemption Tests

In order to be designated as FLSA exempt, a position must be paid on a salary basis, earn a minimum of $455 per week ($23,660 annually), and perform exempt job duties. The salary basis, salary level, and job duties test must ALL be met in order for a position to be designated as FLSA exempt.

Salary basis: guaranteed minimum amount of money that is not reduced based on quality or quantity of work

Salary level: minimum of $455/week or $23,600/year (exceptions: teachers, doctors, and lawyers)

Job duties: primary regular and recurring roles and responsibilities; consideration is not given to isolated, back-up, or one-time tasks