professional employee

  • "Professional employee" means:

    (a) An employee engaged in work:

    (A) Predominantly intellectual and varied in character as opposed to routine mental, manual, mechanical or physical work;

    (B) Involving the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in its performance;

    (C) Of such a character that the output produced or the result accomplished cannot be standardized in relation to a given period of time;

    (D) Requiring knowledge of an advanced type in a field of science or learning customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction and study in an institution of higher learning or a hospital, as distinguished from a general academic education or from an apprenticeship or from training in the performance of routine mental, manual or physical processes; or

    (b) An employee who:

    (A) Has completed the courses of specialized intellectual instruction and study described in paragraph (a)(D) of this subsection; and

    (B) Is performing related work under the supervision of a professional person to qualify the employee to become a professional employee as defined in paragraph (a) of this subsection.

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