relationship” means the weekly guarantee is roughly equivalent to the
employee’s usual earnings at the assigned hourly, daily or shift rate for the
employee’s normal scheduled workweek.
For example, an exempt employee guaranteed at least $500 per week and
who normally works four or five shifts each week, may be paid $150 per shift
without violating the salary basis requirement. The reasonable relationship requirement
applies only to situations where the employee’s pay is computed on an hourly,
daily or shift basis; it does not apply, for example, to an exempt store
manager paid a guaranteed salary of $650 per week who also receives a
commission on store sales or profits, which in some weeks may equal or even
exceed the guaranteed salary without violating the salary basis requirement.