What is a "Bona Fide Administrative Employee" Under Overtime Law?
Understanding the Administrative Exemption Under Overtime Laws
Many people think of "administrative" employees as including roles like secretary or other general office administrative work. The FLSA definition is a little different, and requires that:
An exempt administrative employee supports the operations of the business as opposed to producing or generating what the business sells.
It is important to remember that the employee must also have the right to exercise independent judgment on “matters of significance" in order to be considered exempt. This means the exempt staff are usually higher level staff in roles like human resources, payroll or finance, accounting, marketing and public relations, and compliance.
Learn more here about overtime exemptions under Massachusetts and federal law.
Need Help With an Overtime Question?