With the recently-announced rule change from the Department of Labor (DOL) updating the minimum salary requirement for employees to be classified as exempt, now is a great time to take a look at some tips for ensuring that no missteps are taken that might jeopardize that exemption.
California wage and hour law is a convoluted landscape when it comes to determining when a prevailing employee or employer can recover attorneys’ fees and costs. Under California Labor Code Section 1194, an employee who wins a lawsuit against her employer for nonpayment of overtime compensation is entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees.
In its new overtime regulations, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has more than doubled its salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) white-collar overtime exemptions. This causes a rare circumstance in which federal law provides employees with more protections than California law.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a new rule that requires anyone who makes less than $47,476 annually to receive overtime pay. When a colleague suggested I consider this topic for my blog, I was reluctant. I’m not an expert on wage and hour issues. We have many people much more qualified than I to discuss the impact of the new rule. My second thought was that I don’t want to invite a DOL audit and all that comes with it. Yet here I am writing about it.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we looked at the first six sins commonly made by supervisors and managers. Today we’ll take a look at the rest.
Yesterday we looked at some of the ways to prepare for the new Department of Labor’s (DOL) final overtime regulations. Today, more ways to prepare for switching exempt employees to nonexempt.
With the release of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) final overtime regulations, employers and Human Resources (HR) professionals will not only be dealing with the dollars and cents of shifting numerous employees from the exempt to nonexempt categories under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) but also be tasked with bolstering employee morale and handling various emotions about the changes.
By Susan Prince, JD, M.S.L., Legal Editor
The federal Department of Labor (DOL) is releasing the final changes to the overtime regulations. The most prominent change is the increase in the salary level required for exemption from overtime to an annual salary of $47,476. This translates to a weekly salary of $913.