The federal government does not impose a general requirement for employers to pay a fair salary to their employees. However, it offers employees some protection through the FLSA requiring employers to pay for overtime work. It is extremely important for human resource (HR) professionals and managers to understand how the FLSA fits into the workplace.
What are the exemptions from FLSA requirements? Under what circumstances can employees be termed nonexempt and exempt from FLSA? Include in your discussion any requirement by the employer to pay or not pay overtime. Should any reference to minimum wage play a part in the discussion? Why, or why not? Identify specific jobs with FLSA exemptions.
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