Can an employee maintain his or her exemption status?

  • In order for exempt employees to maintain an exemption status they must meet both the “salary” & the “duties” tests.
  • Duties Test – The employee’s job duties must primarily involve executive, administrative, professional, computer or outside sales duties (also known as “white collar” duties).
  • Salary Basis/Level Test – the employee must be paid a predetermined and fixed salary that is not subject to reduction because of variations in the quality or quantity of work performed.
  • The employee must be paid $47,476 or more annually.
  • Must satisfy the HR duties test assessment worksheet.
  • Must receive approval on HR Exemption Justification Worksheet.
  • Must satisfy an overtime assessment.
  • Must have an updated position description.
  • Must have Senior VP and MURC Oversight Committee approval.
  • Applies to each position individually based on duties and responsibilities.