Ohio Minimum Wage and Overtime Exemptions




Executive exemption

Ohio exempts executive employees from its minimum wage and overtime requirements. To qualify for the executive employee exemption, an employee must meet the requirements established under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and its related regulation. Ohio Code 4111.03(D)(3)(d)



Administrative exemption

Ohio exempts administrative employees from its minimum wage and overtime requirements. To qualify for the administrative employees exemption, an employee must meet the requirements established under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and its related regulation. Ohio Code 4111.03(D)(3)(d)




Professional exemption

Ohio exempts professional employees from its minimum wage and overtime requirements. To qualify for the professional employees exemption, an employee must meet the requirements established under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and its related regulation. Ohio Code 4111.03(D)(3)(d)



Outside salesman exemption

Ohio exempts outside sales employees who are compensated by commission from its minimum wage and overtime requirements. The standards set forth in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding the outside sales employee exemption provide guidance as to the necessary requirements. Ohio Code 4111.03(D)(3)(d)



Computer employee exemption

Ohio exempts computer professionals from its minimum wage and overtime requirements. are exempt from the states minimum wage. The standards set forth in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding the computer employee exemption provide guidance as to the necessary requirements. Ohio Code 4111.03(D)(3)(d); Ohio Minimum Wage Poster.


Other minimum wage and overtime exemptions

Other individuals exempt from Ohio”™s minimum wage rate include:

  • individuals employed by the United States;
  • individuals employed as a baby-sitter in the employer”™s home, or a live-in companion to a sick, convalescing, or elderly person whose principal duties do not include housekeeping;
  • individuals who volunteer to perform services for a public agency which is a State, a political subdivision of a State, or an interstate government agency, if the individual receives no compensation or is paid expenses, reasonable benefits, or a nominal fee to perform the services for which the individual volunteered and such services are not the same type of services which the individual is employed to perform for such public agency;
  • individuals who work or provide personal services of a charitable nature in a hospital or health institution for which compensation is not sought or contemplated;
  • individuals in the employ of a camp or recreational area for children under the age of 18 and owned and operated by a non-profit organization or group of organizations.
  • employees of a solely family owned and operated business who are family members of an owner.

Ohio Code 4111.03(D)(3); Ohio Minimum Wage Poster.