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If Adopted, Overtime Pay Rules May Expand to More Employees

Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2019

Today (and since 2004) salaried employees who earn at least $455 per week aren't eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act, if their job duties are executive, administrative or professional (EAP) in nature. That's true no matter how many hours these employees work in a week. 

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Tags: Department of Labor, Highly Compensated Employee, Overtime

New Overtime Rules Suspended for Now

Posted on Mon, Nov 28, 2016
Many employers have been wrestling with plans to comply with new U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rules since last May. That's when the rules were finalized, with a December 1 compliance deadline. Those new rules included raising the minimum salary overtime exemption to $913 per week from $455. A little more than a week before the deadline for the rules was to take effect, a federal court has issued an injunction, at least temporarily blocking implementation of the changes. 

In its decision, the court stated it believes the DOL exceeded its authority in promulgating the rule. In addition, the court said the DOL failed to follow Congress's intent, which was to reexamine the duties test of the overtime rules, and not to focus solely on the salary level, as the final rules do. 

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Tags: Department of Labor, New Rule, Overtime

Are You Ready for the New Overtime Rules?

Posted on Thu, Sep 08, 2016
The deadline for the Department of Labor's (DOL's) new final overtime rule is December 1, 2016. While CFOs at most large U.S. companies have been working overtime themselves to prepare for the changes, many small and midsize firms haven't been as quick to react.

Current Overtime Rule

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Tags: FLSA, DOL, Overtime, Salary

New Overtime Rules Issued: What it Means for You

Posted on Fri, May 27, 2016

A change in the rules governing overtime has been coming for two years, with a sneak preview of proposed modifications last year. But on May 18, the Department of Labor (DOL) came out with its new final rules, which take effect on December 1, 2016. The rules will significantly raise the salary level used to determine whether employees are eligible for overtime and will affect more than 4 million salaried employees, according to the DOL.

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Tags: Employers, Fair Labor Standards Act, Overtime, Salary

Updated FLSA Minimum Wage and Overtime Standards for White Collar Workers

Posted on Fri, May 20, 2016

On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division published their final rule regarding overtime regulations. These update the so-called “white collar” exemptions in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and automatically extend overtime pay protections to over 4 million workers. Employees who meet the duties and salary requirements set forth are exempt from both the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the FLSA. The new regulations will take effect on December 1, 2016.

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Tags: FLSA, DOL, Highly Compensated Employee, Overtime, Salary, Final Rule