Employment and Labor Laws

Fair Labor Standards Act

Exemptions

Management Duties

Types of duties that are typically considered management duties for purposes of the executive exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) include, but are not limited to:

  • interviewing, selecting, and training employees;
  • setting and adjusting employees rates of pay and hours of work;
  • directing employees in their work;
  • maintaining production or sales records for use in supervision or control;
  • appraising employees’ productivity and efficiency for the purpose of recommending promotions or other changes in status;
  • handling employee complaints and grievances;
  • disciplining employees;
  • planning work;
  • determining the techniques to be used;
  • apportioning the work among the employees;
  • determining the type of materials, supplies, machinery, equipment or tools to be used or merchandise to be bought, stocked and sold;
  • controlling the flow and distribution of materials or merchandise and supplies;
  • providing for the safety and security of the employees or the property; planning and controlling the budget; and
  • monitoring or implementing legal compliance measures.

29 CFR 541.102


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