Assume that you identify that a secretarial position should not be qualified as an exempt position. What approach would you take to inform the president of your company of your determination?

An exempt position, based on my understanding of the text, is determined based on if the employee is paid on salary or hourly wages. If my understanding of this is correct, then I would explain to the President of the company that a Secretarial position can be filled by a number of applicants who may actually prefer part time shifts and things of this nature. Furthermore, while a Secretary is a vital member of an office team, often making many intangible contributions to the workplace, they are needed based on business needs. This means there may be times or even seasons when we need them to work more often than other times. Thus I believe a Secretarial position should be nonexempt.