I am what the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) considers a "learned professional" and I meet all 3 of the requirements for being exempt (annual salary).
For those who don't know, the FLSA sets the rules and regulation for pay and overtime. So being exempt means those rules means because I would be receiving a yearly salary, overtime regulations would not apply.
However, my company is still moving me to hourly wages (non-exempt) with no written or verbal explanation. I have asked several times "Why was I chosen?" and have also rephrased the question to "What are the company's requirements to consider an employee exempt?", but I have not received a response.
I have talked with the state (Texas) commissions office and legally my company does not have to give a reason for the move unless they decrease my pay (which was not the case)
My question is: What would be the benefit to an employer when moving a salaried employee to hourly wage.