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DOL Releases Final Overtime Rule, Effective January 1, 2020

Posted by: Bill Olson    Dec 24, 2019 10:08:34 AM

For many employers, overtime is a tricky issue. Should you offer it to all employees? Only hourly employees? How much time should they work before they are eligible? Effective January 1, 2020, this will be decided for any employers struggling to classify overtime status. Last September, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This final rule will reclassify employees across dozens of industries, though it will have the most impact on those falling below the newly designated salary threshold.

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Topics: DOL, FLSA, overtime, HR Elements

Overtime Exemption Rules Arrive

Posted by: Danielle Capilla    May 31, 2016 10:00:00 AM

After a long wait, the Department of Labor (DOL) has released the revisions to the white collar overtime exemption rules in the Fair Labor Standards Act. The new rule becomes effective on December 1, 2016.

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Topics: Fair Labor Standards Act, exempt employees, overtime, non-exempt employees