2nd Circuit rules on FLSA 'professional exemption' for consulting nurse

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) provides some narrow exemptions that keep employers from paying overtime to certain employees who work more than 40 hours per week, including work in a bona fide "executive, administrative, or professional capacity." Although registered nurses (RNs) working in a clinical setting are normally considered exempt professionals, what about an RN who works in a nonclinical setting but still in health care? The U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals (whose decisions apply to all Connecticut and Vermont employers) recently held nonclinical RNs are professionals, too.

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