Employment and Labor Laws

Wyoming

Wyoming Minimum Wage and Overtime Exemptions Laws


Executive exemption

Wyoming exempts executive employees from its minimum wage requirements; however, Wyoming does not define the criteria for an employee to be deemed an executive employee. WY Statute 27-4-201(iv)(C) The standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding executive employees may provide reasonable guidance.


Administrative exemption

Wyoming exempts administrative employees from its minimum wage requirements; however, Wyoming does not define the criteria for an employee to be deemed an administrative employee. WY Statute 27-4-202(c) The standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding administrative employees may provide reasonable guidance.


Professional exemption

Wyoming exempts professional employees from its minimum wage requirements; however, Wyoming does not define the criteria for an employee to be deemed a professional employee. WY Statute 27-4-201(iv)(C) The standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding professional employees may provide reasonable guidance.


Outside salesman exemption

Wyoming exempts outside salesmen from its minimum wage requirements; however, Wyoming does not define the criteria for an employee to be deemed an outside salesman. WY Statute 27-4-201(iv)(7) The standards set forth by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act regarding outside sales employees may provide reasonable guidance.


Computer employee exemption

Wyoming minimum wage laws do not exempt computer systems analysts, computer programmers, software engineers, or other similarly skilled workers from its minimum wage requirements.


Other minimum wage and overtime exemptions

Wyoming also exempts the following employees from its minimum wage requirements:

  • individuals working in agriculture;
  • individuals working in domestic service in or about a private home;
  • individuals working for the United States, or for the state or any political subdivision thereof;
  • individuals engaged in the activities of an educational, charitable, religious, or nonprofit organization where the employer-employee relationship does not, in fact, exist or where the services rendered to such organization are on a voluntary basis;
  • individuals whose employment is driving an ambulance or another vehicle from time to time as necessity requires but who is on call at any time.

WY Statute 27-4-202(iv)


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