Finding content in your job title

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at
Wed Apr 7 22:00:11 CDT 2010

On 4/7/2010 17:45, Gregory Hicks wrote:

> Actually, it doesn't matter how much you make per hour, the deciding
> factor between exempt and non-exempt is how many (if any) people you
> SUPERVISE.  No supervision of others, then non-exempt.

I don't think that is correct.  "Professionals" do not supervise people
but if the substantial control their own activities and make above a
certain level in total compensation, they may be exempt.

> Now you and the employer may agree to some other definition, but that
> is between you and them.
> At my previous $DAY_JOB, a technicion who was classified as "exempt"
> took $EMPLOYER to court over back pay, overtime, lunch breaks, et al
> and WON.  (He had no direct reports...)

He probably failed the compensation test, or more likely, did not
control his own activities.

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