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Exempt or Nonexempt That is the Question!

Exempt or Nonexempt That is the Question!

2 Credits


Subject Area

Human Resources

Webinar Qualifies For

2 CPE credit of Personnel / Human Resources for all CPAs

2 CPE credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)

2 CPE credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)

2 PDC credit for SHRM Certified Professionals (Approval No. 21-G7254)

2 RCH credit for HRCI Certified Professionals (Approval No. 560444)

2 CPE credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)

2 CPE credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)

2 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

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  • White collar exemptions
    8 mins
  • Exempt employees - Job duties test
    18 mins
  • Discretion and independent judgment
    32 mins
  • Other non-exempt profession
    39 mins
  • The exemption does not include
    48 mins
  • Department of Labor Update new salary level rules
    62 mins
  • Salary basis test
    76 mins
  • Payroll practices that do not violate the salary basis test
    91 mins
  • Where the states stand - current rules for EAP employees - 2021
    101 mins

Course Description

In this CPE webinar for CPAs we will discuss the requirements needed to determine if a worker is an exempt employee or a nonexempt employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  

We will start with a brief review of the terms “exempt” and “nonexempt”. From this we will discuss the requirements for designating an employee exempt under the FLSA. This discussion will include the definition of the 4+ categories of exempt employees, blue collar workers and first responders. This will lead into a conversation about the duties requirements for each of these types of classifications under the wage and hour rules. We will then examine the requirements for paying an exempt employee including the salary basis rules and the salary level test. The salary level test will include the latest update available on the latest salary levels currently in effect. Finally we will briefly review the various possible requirements on the state level for exempt employees

This human resource CPE webinar will serve as a sound basis to assist human resources, payroll or finance professionals in determining how to properly classify as an exempt employee and to understand the difference between exempt and nonexempt.

Recommended for: 

This live HR CPE webinar is recommended for Human Resources Managers and other professionals in charge of implementation of Employment Laws within the organization

Learning Objectives

  • To explore the terms exempt, nonexempt and salary basis.
  • To define the requirements under the FLSA regulations that are used to classify workers as exempt.
  • To explore each category of exempt employee and the job duties requirements that must be met.
  • To identify the requirements that must be met to properly pay an exempt employee on a salary basis.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting and audit managers/practitioners
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounts Director
  • Auditors
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • Cloud Accountants
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • HR Professionals
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA