Seminar ID: 110550

Status Classification: Computer Professional, Outside Salesperson & Other Exemptions & Exclusions

Status Classification: Computer Professional, Outside Salesperson & Other Exemptions & Exclusions

Avoid misclassification lawsuits by understanding these different exemptions professions.

As the United States economy evolved and became more technologically oriented, a greater number of professional and specialized workers became focused on computers and computer programming. Although these employees were provided with the discretion and flexibility indicative of a professional, they often did not satisfy the other duties requirements for administrative employees or learned and artistic professionals. Congress and USDOL thus created a computer professional exemption to cover these workers. The computer professional exemption includes both a duties requirement and a compensation requirement. This white paper reviews this exemption and also discusses the outside salesperson exemption, the retail sales and service establishment exemption, seasonal amusement and recreational establishment exemption, motor carrier act exemption, as well as several other exemptions and covers how to assure that these classifications are accurate.