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  •  there are some exemptions (1+ / 0-)
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    From the Department of Labor website:

    The following are examples of employees exempt from both the minimum wage and overtime pay requirements:
    Executive, administrative, and professional employees (including teachers and academic administrative personnel in elementary and secondary schools), outside sales employees, and certain skilled computer professionals (as defined in the Department of Labor's regulations) 1
    Employees of certain seasonal amusement or recreational establishments
    Employees of certain small newspapers and switchboard operators of small telephone companies
    Seamen employed on foreign vessels
    Employees engaged in fishing operations
    Employees engaged in newspaper delivery
    Farm workers employed on small farms (i.e., those that used less than 500 "man‑days" of farm labor in any calendar quarter of the preceding calendar year)
    Casual babysitters and persons employed as companions to the elderly or infirm
    http://www.dol.gov/...

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