Ensuring employees are classified correctly can significantly reduce wage and hour issues within the practice. CDA Practice Support has provided the checklist below as a guideline to quickly help you determine if you have correctly classified your employees. If you are considering classifying any of your team members as exempt, all of the requirements under the category must be met before doing so.
The completion of this checklist does not imply or guarantee that the analysis of the position as exempt will be recognized by The Department of Industrial Relations, or other agencies, nor does it prevent a lawsuit based on improper classification.
* In general, an office manager is the only position that may qualify for administrative exemption.
** In general this does not include dental hygienists except in very limited circumstances.
Additional information regarding employee classifications can be found on the Department of Industrial Relations website.
CDA Practice Support recommends that if you are not experienced in determining exempt and nonexempt status, or if you are unsure about the status of a particular position, seek employment law counsel to review your determination.