Q: Can a non-exempt employee manage another non-exempt employee?
A: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers are under no obligation to classify employees as exempt, even if they meet the criteria. Employers may have an entire workforce of non-exempt employees if they wish. That being said, it is completely permissible for non-exempt employees to manage other non-exempt employees. It is just very important to make sure that they are paid for any overtime and follow other wage and hour laws applicable to non-exempt employees.
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