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Exempt Employees

In addition to the workers who are not covered by the FLSA, there are some employees who are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Act. These employees are not required to be paid overtime when they work in excess of 40 hours in a workweek. These employees are, however, subject to some of the recordkeeping provisions of the FLSA. Although payment of a salary is an essential element of many exemptions, the fact that an employee is paid a salary does not by itself make an employee exempt.