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Records for Exempt Employees

Reference Number: MTAS-2100
Tennessee Code Annotated
Reviewed Date: July 31, 2017
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Record Keeping for Exempt Employees

Special records of employers are required where exempt employees are concerned. 29 C.F.R. § 516.3. Almost identical records must be maintained for these bona fide exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees as for those employees subject ot the minimum wage and overtime provisions. 

In addition to full-name, home address, date of birth, sex and occupation, time of day and day of week workweek begins, total wages paid and date of payment and pay period covered by thepayment, the employer must keep records reflecting the basis on which exempt employees are paid. These records must be sufficiently detailed to allow the calculation for each pay period of the employee’s total compensation. 29 C.F.R. § 516.3.