New FLSA Overtime Laws Coming Dec. 1st, 2016

New FLSA Overtime Laws Coming Dec. 1st, 2016

On December 1st, 2016, an estimated 4.2 million salaried employees are expected to become eligible for overtime pay as a result of the new FLSA ruling published on May 23rd by the Department of Labor. How employers will strategize to minimize the potential impact on labor expenses and remain compliant with the new ruling is a source of great discussion. There is also a good deal of misunderstanding in what options exist for employers. For example, should employees be reclassified, are there positions that don’t apply, how do non-discretionary bonuses factor in, etc.?


Solutions to Prepare

Automated Time and Attendance

One of the most important adjustments for employers to make is to begin tracking hours worked for employees under the threshold or employees receiving bonuses (up to 10%) to meet the salary requirement. If you’re not already using an automated time and attendance solution to track employee hours, now is the time to begin. Not only will it help in your compliance, but will also reduce your overall cost of employee wages and overtime.

HR Compliance Support

In preparing to communicate with employees regarding the new ruling, we recommend employers review current job descriptions, overtime policies, off-the-clock work policies and the Employee Handbook in general to ensure adequate protections are in place for employees and employers. If you need assistance, we can assist with your HR compliance support through online or live HR expert support.

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