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The FLSA Duties Test

responsibility for duties test

(Part 3 of 3) An employee who meets the salary level tests and also the salary basic tests is exempt only if s/he also performs exempt job duties and passes the FLSA duties test. These FLSA exemptions are limited to employees who perform relatively high-level work. Whether the duties of a particular job qualify as exempt depends on what they are. Job titles or position descriptions are of limited usefulness in this determination. (A secretary is still a secretary even if s/he is called an “administrative assistant,” and the chief executive officer is still the CEO even if s/he is called a janitor.) It is the actual job tasks that must be evaluated, along with how the particular job tasks […]

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Exemption Classifications


Determining who’s in, who’s out by exemption and pay rate requires more than guesswork to control the major impact on your business and labor costs. What does it mean to be classified as exempt and how do you, as an employer, determine who falls into this classification?

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Overtime Regulations


Overtime regulations remain a mystery to so many business owners. Determining who’s in, who’s out by exemptions and pay rate requires a lot more than guesswork to control the major impact on your business and labor costs. Most companies affected by these changes will make significantly more workers eligible for overtime.

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How to Drive Employee Engagement?

Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a sliding scale that can have a major impact on your business. High engagement can help to increase employee productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction.  It is important to act on building employee engagement to make your business the best it can be.  If you are constantly reacting to employee turnover and under performance chances are your employees are not engaged. So how do you drive employee engagement? Get the facts!  Don’t assume a high level of employee engagement. In order to really know if employees are satisfied you should talk to them.  This means one to one.  Employees try to understand your point of view.  If you allow them time to engage, offer their suggestions for ideas, […]

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