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HRS Offers Additional Reminder Concerning Salary Requirement for Exempt Status for Staff Positions - 02/16/10

Human Resource Services (HRS) again reminds staff that only positions that pay a minimum annual salary of $23,660, which equates to $1,971.67 per month, can be classified as exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Although additional factors may affect the exemption status, the salary requirement must be met before any other factors can be considered.

The FLSA requirement applies to post-doctorate, administrative/professional and management professional positions.

The minimum salary cannot be prorated based on Capacity Utilization Level (CUL) and is the minimum payment required regardless of the CUL. The minimum salary cannot be met by combining income from Purdue and another source, and it cannot be met by combining pay for two concurrent appointments. Each appointment must meet the salary test on its own.

Excluded from the requirement to meet the FLSA salary test are Purdue employees engaged as teachers, as well as those licensed or certified to practice law or medicine who are employed in their corresponding field.

Staff with questions about the salary test may contact their compensation analyst, their HR team representative or their regional campus HR office.


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