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US Minimum Wage Exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act

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Exemptions under the Fair labor Standards Act (FLSA) are:

  • Agricultural employees who are:
    • employed on a small farm - less than 500 'man days' work in any calender quarter. Definition 'man day': any day during which an employee performs agricultural work for at least an hour;
    • immediate family members of their employer;
    • principally engaged on the range in the production of livestock;
    • local hand harvest laborers who: - commute daily from their permanent residence, are paid on a piece rate basis in traditionally piece-rated occupations, and were engaged in agriculture less than thirteen weeks during the preceding calendar year;
    • non-local minors, 16 years of age or under, who are hand harvesters, paid on a piece rate basis in traditionally piece-rated occupations, employed on the same farm as their parent, and paid the same piece rate as those over 16.
  • Babysitters on a casual basis.
  • Companions for the elderly.
  • Disabled workers.
  • Employees of certain Seasonal and Recreational establishments, if:
    • the employer is an amusement or recreational establishment - for example he concessionaires at amusement parks and beaches - if it:
    • does not operate for more than seven months in any calendar year, or during the preceding calendar year, its
    • average receipts for any 6 months of the year are not more than 33 1/3 percentum of its average receipts for the other 6 months of such year
    • NOTE: central functions of an organization operating more than one such establishments - as in the case of employees of a central office, warehouse, garage - or commissary which serves a chain of exempt "amusement or recreational" establishments are not within the exemption.
  • Executive, administrative, professional and outside sales employees (as defined in Department of Labor regulations), who are paid on a salary basis.
  • Federal criminal investigators.
  • Fishing.
  • Homeworkers making wreaths.
  • Newspaper delivery.
  • Newspaper employees of limited circulation newspapers.
  • Seamen on other than American vessels .
  • Switchboard operators

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