FLSA Overtime Update

Overtime pay protection for exempt employees.

New FLSA overtime rules for salaried
employees to begin Dec. 1, 2016 now on hold.

As of December 1st, 2016, employees earning less than $913 per week or $47,476 annually were expected to become eligible for overtime pay. That ruling has been placed on hold. See below for the announcement update.

Update: New federal overtime rules put on hold.

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From the DOL

In May of 2016, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule updating overtime regulations was announced. The ruling included changing the minimum salary exemption threshold from $455 per week or $23,660 yearly to $913 per week, or $47,476 annually, which is expected to automatically extend overtime pay protection to over 4 million workers within the first year of implementation.

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Employees now eligible for OT

With 4.2 million workers now expected to become eligible for OT pay, employers must determine how they will be affected. Which employees are affected? Will some employees receive salary increases or be reclassified? How will you track employee hours and minimize a potential increase in wages? How will update employee handbooks, job descriptions and OT policies?


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More resources from the DOL

With the new ruling taking effect Dec. 1, 2016, now is the time to prepare. 


Pay time-and-a-half for overtime work.

Raise workers' salaries above the new threshold

Limit workers' hours to 40 per week.

Some combination of the above.

Prepare for the change

There are many steps that can be taken to prepare for the FLSA change. Most importantly, it begins with determining which employees are eligible for overtime pay and tracking overtime hours.

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