Understanding the December 1 Payroll Change

Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees must be paid at least the applicable minimum wage for all hours worked. In addition, employees must be paid overtime compensation for any hours worked over 40 during the workweek. However, an employee who satisfies the requirements under one of the FLSA’s exemptions may be “exempt” […]

The Final White Collar Exemption Rule is Here: Now What?

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced the final rule on changes to the “white collar” exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) on May 18, 2016. The final rule is effective Dec. 1, 2016. To qualify for certain white collar exemptions, an employee must meet a salary basis test, a salary level test and […]

White Collar Exemptions To Be Modified

In June 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a proposed rule to modify the “white collar exemptions” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The proposed rule seeks to significantly increase the minimum salary requirements for employees to be considered exempt. The DOL received more than 250,000 public comments on the proposed rule. […]