|An exempt executive
must manage the entire business or have management responsibility over a
“customarily recognized department or subdivision” of the business. A “department or subdivision” is a subpart
of the business which has “a permanent status and continuing function.” The subdivision need not be physically
within the employer’s establishment and may move from place to place. The mere fact that the employee works in
more than one location does not invalidate the exemption. In addition, if an executive supervises
employees in a recognized unit, it does not matter if some of the employees
are drawn from other recognized units.
On the other hand, a mere collection of employees assigned from time
to time to a specific job or series of jobs is not a recognized subdivision.