What is Exempt Employees? | Meaning & Definition | Akrivia HCM

Exempt Employees are the employee who is “exempt” from the requirements of FLSA. Many private and government jobs now come under this category, where they are called “exempt employees.” Fed jobs are a classic example of such. In certain cases, the exempt employees are paid a fixed salary independent of how many hours they work, as long as their monthly timesheets state that they have worked for the required number of hours in their positions. These workers would be professionals or managers working in corporate offices who oversee the day-to-day running of particular departments or workgroups. Exempt employees receive benefits like vacation pay, sick pay, health coverage, etc. At times, overtime pay depends upon their work role and falls under a special category of labor laws governed by federal and sometimes state laws.

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