Executive Assistants exempt or non-exempt
Every couple of years, the VP over the administrative assistants for the executives wants us to re-visit their exemption status. The one admin supports the CEO and is a "door" that everyone must get through to get to him. She handles the Board presentation compilations, etc. We sought a degreed individual for this position. The other admin basically does calendaring and travel arrangements. Nothing real high level. She has access to confidential information. She is not degreed, but has been an exec admin for probably 10 years.
What does anyone think - exec admins - should they be exempt?
Has anyone used the DOL to advise on these types of situations or did this cause a potential concern for an audit?
Thanks in advance!