The importance of employers knowing the rules surrounding how much to pay employees cannot be overstated. When it comes to paying the correct amount of wages for time worked, errors can lead to costly lawsuits, damaging a company’s reputation as well as emptying its coffers. For those establishing a new business in Florida, or who are already in business but are concerned about compliance, a consultation with qualified employment law attorney is strongly advised. In the interim, the following is a brief overview of a common source of confusion, proper classification of employees according to their exemption status.
Exemption status and overtime
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes wage and hour laws at the federal level. This includes how to define an exempt versus a non-exempt employee.