I believe that this question should be reopened as it is both useful and on-topic. I've suggested an edit which should push it in the reopen queue.


  • Questions asking for general advice within a legal context have been judged as being on-topic. The crucial criteria seems to be that:
    • this site's audience and/or HR managers could be expected to know the answer
    • it's asking about a general guideline rather than an interpretation of case law (the answer to the latter should always be "consult a lawyer")
  • This question has a broadly applicable answer
  • Questions like this are likely to come up again in future (it's one of the more popular question varieties to pop up on workplace-related Q&A sites)
  • A very similar question is one of the more popular on this site and has remained open, presumably because it doesn't explicitly mention a legal angle (not a duplicate as it concerns the UK)
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    "It also needs some cleanup work and propably a retitle but I'll leave that for if/when it's reopened" -- actually, it's best to make whatever changes are needed to prepare it for reopening. And as a bonus, an edit will send the question into the reopen review queue. So if you see something that can help a question on its path to reopening, please don't wait -- go ahead and fix it. Aug 18, 2015 at 20:50
  • @MonicaCellio Ah I forgot to update this. I have in fact already made the edit. Regarding Alec's Reject Vote: there's a lot of red and green in there but the author's intent should not have changed: he clarified a few things in the comments which I incorporated in his question.
    – Lilienthal Mod
    Aug 18, 2015 at 20:59

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I've voted to re-open. The edit improved the post significantly, and I agree that it looks pretty good now.

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    The question is reopened now. Aug 19, 2015 at 7:15
  • And answered, thanks for the reopen. I think I covered the FLSA well but it'd be interesting to get input from anyone with HR experience.
    – Lilienthal Mod
    Aug 19, 2015 at 9:44

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