Administrative employees classified as exempt under the administrative exemption who function as a “one man department” at times challenge whether their work genuinely constitutes the exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance.  They argue that without subordinates, the work must entail significant ministerial tasks.  Rejecting just such a challenge,

As we recently discussed, there are exceptions to the FLSA’s broad coverage provisions. One such FLSA exception pertains to organizations—often not-for-profits—which are not “enterprises”, defined as a person or persons performing related activities “for a common business purpose.” A recent decision from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia is instructive as the