August 19, 2008
Two or More Other Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act
Filed under: News
Vision Payroll

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees must be paid a minimum hourly wage and an overtime premium of one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of forty per week. This is the one of a continuing series that discusses FLSA exemptions. The executive exemption allows employees who qualify as “executives” to be exempted from both minimum wage and overtime requirements. One of the tests to be met is that an executive must “customarily and regularly” direct the work of at least two other employees. The two or more employees test is an equivalency test. Four half-time employees are equal to two full-time employees. Supervision may be split among two or more employees, but each must supervise two or more full-time equivalents. A department with five non-exempt employees, for example, may not have more than two exempt supervisors under this test. Assistance in the actual manager’s absence is not sufficient to meet the requirements of this section. An employee’s work can only be credited to one supervisor; an employee who works eight hours can be credited four hours each to two different supervisors, but not eight hours to each supervisor. State laws may provide rules that are more beneficial to the employee and must be followed. Contact Vision Payroll if you have questions about the executive exemption.


From New Hire to Payroll
With the Click of Button

Streamline Your Hiring
Process With

Tips / Latest News