Executive Employee Law and Legal Definition

An executive employee is defined as “an employee (1) who is compensated on a salary basis at a rate of not less than $ 455 per week, (2) whose primary duty is management of the enterprise in which the employee is employed or of a customarily recognized department or subdivision thereof, (3) who customarily and regularly directs the work of two or more employees, [and] (4) who has the authority to hire or fire other employees or whose suggestions and recommendations as to the hiring, firing, advancement, promotion or any other change of status of other employees are given particular weight." Magyar v. Davey Tree Expert Co., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92657 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 5, 2009)