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What is the definition of exempt employee

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What is the definition of exempt employee
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: California Employment Law
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.

Thank you for your question.

An exempt employee is "any employee employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity or in the capacity of outside salesman."

Here is information from the Department of Labor regarding classification:
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I need more information, Does it mean they can tell me when to be at work and when I can leave work. Can they dictate my work hours on a daily basics
Expert:  Ellen replied 5 years ago.
Regardless of whether an employee is exempt or nonexempt, the employer may dictate when the employee is to be at work and when the employee may leave work. The employee or may dictate the work hours on a daily basis

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