NJ Accidentally Eliminates “Inside Sales” Exemption – NJDOL is Now Working to Restore this ExemptionOn November 10, 2011 by Schnader
Prior to September 6, 2011, certain “inside sales” employees were exempt from the overtime pay requirements under New Jersey law. However, in recently revising the state regulations, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“NJDOL”) accidentally eliminated the state’s inside sales overtime exemption. While NJDOL admitted that it never intended to eliminate the exemption and plans to correct the mistake, any employer that has relied upon New Jersey’s inside sales exemption in the past should reexamine its overtime policies, and contact an attorney to formulate a proper plan moving forward. This Alert discusses the exemption in further detail.