For purposes of the executive exemption criteria, "management" generally includes, but is not limited to, activities such as:

  • interviewing, selecting, and training of employees;
  • setting and adjusting their rates of pay and hours of work;
  • directing the work of employees;
  • maintaining production or sales records for use in supervision or control;
  • appraising employees' productivity and efficiency for the purpose of recommending promotions or other changes in status;
  • handling employee complaints and grievances;
  • disciplining employees;
  • planning the work;
  • determining the techniques to be used;
  • apportioning the work among the employees;
  • determining the type of materials, supplies, machinery, equipment or tools to be used or merchandise to be bought, stocked or sold;
  • controlling the flow and distribution of materials or merchandise and supplies;
  • providing for the safety and security of the employees or the property;
  • planning and controlling the budget; and
  • monitoring or implementing legal compliance measures.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor