Classification of Employees

Employment Classification Guidelines

Misclassification of employees is a common problem that can result in employee claims and lawsuits. Mistakes made in employee classification frequently involve:

  • Classifying every salaried employee as exempt
  • Incorrectly assuming every administrative employee is exempt
  • The classification of an employee as exempt based on his or her job title
  • Incorrectly classifying an employee as an independent contractor
  • Using an employee’s job description to determine his or her classification

Classification of employees is based on numerous guidelines contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA laws pertaining to employee classification can be extremely complex, and in many instances, incorrectly interpreted by employers. If you have concerns about the classification of your employees or would like to verify the accuracy of your classifications, contact an employment lawyer at Moody & Stanford. We are an experienced employment law firm that can determine if your classifications are accurate according to state and federal statutes.

Upholding Employment Laws

FLSA classification laws are extremely detailed and frequently misapplied. In addition to nonexempt/exempt misclassifications, employers also make errors in the classification of certain employees as independent contractors. Our firm has an in-depth understanding of state and federal classification laws, and can answer any questions you have regarding the accuracy of your employee classifications. We are knowledgeable and skilled employment law professionals who can help you resolve any misclassification issues or other employment-related legal matters.

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