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Take Stock of Employee Classification for Smooth Year Ahead

1.12.15

Mason Alexander’s article “Take Stock of Employee Classification for Smooth Year Ahead” was featured in the January issue of The Retailer.

Being paid a salary and being titled a manager does not make an employee exempt. In a retail environment, it is very difficult to persuade the USDOL that an assistant manager is really exempt. It will depend on the specific duties the assistant manager actually performs, as well as the authority and independent judgment he or she actually exercises. All may look well on paper, but more important is what that assistant manager is actually doing at work. And often that involves performing work that is clearly not exempt work.

In the article, Mason provides employers with some steps to protect themselves and ensure appropriate compensation for their employees when implementing employee exemptions.

To read the full article, please visit The Retailer.

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