Exemption Categories

Exemption Categories:

A position designated as FLSA exempt will perform job duties that fall into one or more of the following categories:

Considerations for Determining Exemption Category:

  • Mere supervision of employees is not sufficient for an exemption
  • Examples of business operations include: finance, human resources management, research, legal and regulatory compliance, public relations, auditing, and safety and health
  • Discretion must be exercised related to matters of significance
  • Independent judgment does not include repetitive or routine work, applying well-established techniques prescribed in manuals, or clerical work
  • Job duties evaluated are primary responsibilities performed on a regular and recurring basis; consideration is not given to back-up or one-time tasks