Directly Related to Management or General Business Operations

To perform work “directly related to the management or general business operations” for purposes of the administrative employee exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), an employee must be directly assisting in running and/or servicing the business. 29 CFR 541.201(a) This may include, but is not limited to, work performed in the areas of:

  • tax;
  • finance;
  • accounting;
  • budgeting;
  • auditing;
  • insurance;
  • quality control;
  • purchasing;
  • procurement;
  • advertising;
  • marketing;
  • research;
  • safety and health;
  • personnel management;
  • human resources;
  • employee benefits;
  • labor relations;
  • public relations;
  • government relations;
  • computer network, internet and database administration;
  • legal and regulatory compliance; and
  • client or customer consulting.

29 CFR 541.201(b)-(c)


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