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Overtime Exemptions Checklist (Federal) - Digital

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An attorney-reviewed checklist to help businesses ensure that employees are properly classified as “exempt” or “non-exempt” from overtime pay under federal regulations.   

Overtime Exemptions Checklist (Federal) - Digital

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and existing overtime regulations, employers are allowed to classify certain employees as “exempt” from overtime pay if they are paid on a salary basis, make a certain salary amount, and perform specific white-collar job duties. Misclassifying a worker as “exempt” when their salary and/or job duties do not qualify can result in lawsuits for unpaid overtime. According to previous U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) estimates, over 70% of employers are not fully compliant with wage and hour laws, including existing overtime exemption regulations. Non-compliance with overtime regulations can result in fines, back pay, front pay, loss of overtime exemptions, damages, and penalties.

Our digital, attorney-reviewed Overtime Exemption Checklist helps businesses determine whether a worker qualifies as “exempt” under the salary test and duties tests established by the federal FairPay Overtime Rules. Using this checklist can help employers avoid common misclassification errors that can result in costly overtime lawsuits.

Features & Benefits Include:

  • An easy-to-use checklist to be filled out by HR or the employee’s manager to determine the proper overtime classification for any new hire or existing employee;

  • Attorney-reviewed to ensure compliance with the FairPay Overtime Rules under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA);

  • Printable digital format for physical or electronic recordkeeping;

  • A detailed instruction sheet explaining how & when to use the checklist and how long to retain it.

Our attorney-reviewed checklist is designed to help employers:

  • Determine whether an employee’s salary and job duties qualify for an overtime exemption.

  • Properly classify employees as exempt or non-exempt from overtime pay.

  • Prevent misclassification lawsuits that typically result in penalties and payment of lost overtime pay.

  • Understand and comply with documentation and recordkeeping requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


If you are not completely satisfied, you can cancel your order within seven (7) days of receipt for a full refund.

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