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Major Overtime Rule Changes are Coming – Are you Prepared?

 

 

Salary Graph Shows Increase In Work Earnings

Since 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) has set the federal minimum wage and mandated overtime pay (time and a half) for employees who work over 40 hours during a 7-day period.  The FLSA exempts employees from the minimum wage and overtime requirements if they are:

(1) paid a fixed salary (the “salary basis test”);

(2) paid at least the minimum salary (the “salary level test”); and

(3) assigned certain job duties and responsibilities (the “duties test”), including the so-called “white collar” exemptions for executive, administrative and professional employees. (Continue reading).