Executive, Administrative, and Professional Employee FLSA Exemptions

Federal and Ohio Unpaid Overtime Attorneys

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Ohio law, everyone is entitled to overtime pay (time and a half for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek) unless they are specifically exempted under the law.

Because the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) contains a number of exemptions to overtime compensation, employees and employers alike are often confused about who is entitled to overtime and who is not. Employers often misclassify employees as “exempt” because they are paid a salary, when, in fact, the employees are entitled to overtime compensation. Employers cannot unilaterally tell you that your status is exempt or nonexempt. Whether you are exempt (not entitled to overtime) or nonexempt (entitled to overtime and other wages) depends on your job duties.

For these reasons, a careful review of the overview of the most common exemptions is provided below. In the event you are labeled as an “executive,” “administrative,” or “professional” employee, but you do not believe you are primarily performing the job duties associated with the label assigned to you, contact a federal and Ohio misclassification attorney at Bryant Legal, LLC immediately to discuss whether or not you are entitled to unpaid overtime and other wages. Furthermore, even if you are performing exempt job duties, you must still be paid on a salary basis. Otherwise, you could be misclassified and still entitled to unpaid overtime wages.

Executive Exemption




Administrative Exemption





Professional Exemption




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