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What is an Exempt Employee in Colorado?

Published on June 3rd, 2023

As a recruiter or hiring manager, it is crucial to have a clear understanding of the different types of employees in your team. One term you might come across is "exempt employee." In Colorado, this term refers to employees who are exempt from certain provisions of wage and hour laws. In this blog post, we will explore what an exempt employee is, the requirements for exempt status, and the benefits and disadvantages of being an exempt employee.

Exempt employees are those who are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In Colorado, the state follows the FLSA, so the standards are similar. However, Colorado has its own set of rules and regulations regarding exempt employees. There are three main types of exempt employees: executive, administrative, and professional. To qualify for exempt status, an employee must meet certain requirements, including but not limited to:



Radhika Sarraf

Radhika Sarraf is a content specialist and a woman of many passions who currently works at HireQuotient, a leading recruitment SaaS company. She is a versatile writer with experience in creating compelling articles, blogs, social media posts, and marketing collaterals.


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