Executive Exemption

The executive exemption is commonly used to classify managers and assistant managers as exempt from overtime. It is applicable to employees who have management as their primary duty (more than 50% of their duties), who direct the work of two or more full-time employees, who have the authority to hire and fire or make recommendations regarding decisions affecting the employment status of others, who regularly exercise a high degree of independent judgment in their work, and who receive a guaranteed salary of not less than two times the state minimum wage for full-time employment for each week.