Posts Tagged Overtime
We’re less than 2 months into 2016, but the pace at which President Obama is advancing his workplace public policy priorities through the regulatory process can easily be referred to as an onslaught. Nowhere is this more evident than in the proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime rules. And, as SHRM’s Director of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, I’ve heard so many of your voices load and clear.
With 2016 underway, the first order of business for many employers includes bracing ourselves for the looming rollout of the Department of Labor’s revised overtime regulations. Informed and responsible businesses are undertaking due diligence. Armed with employee rosters, job descriptions, and payroll data, we meet and discuss time studies, staffing patterns, budgets, and contract obligations.
Sorry folks. That title is misleading. I did that to get your attention.
I also did it to explain a misconception.
Many employers are convinced that by electing to pay an employee a salary, they can actually eliminate their burden of overtime pay. That is flatly wrong. Wrong like “Cheech and Kong.”
Sometimes, non-exempt employees – employees who must be paid overtime – are paid salaries. They still have to get OT.
Colorado Companions for Elderly Entitled to Overtime Pay
To-Do List in Response to Proposed Overtime Rule
Halliburton Revealed Overtime Errors to DOL, Socked with Huge Settlement
SBA Criticizes Proposed Overtime Rule
Have you ever gone into a training seminar thinking “This is going to be a life changing!”? Well on that Wednesday morning in June at the Las Vegas SHRM Conference, I did not. The only thing on my mind at 7 a.m. was wishing I could afford the Starbucks on my per diem. Caffeinated or not, the MEGA session I attended would alter everything I would be doing for the next two months.
Mass.: Employer's Timekeeping Failures Result in Trial of Overtime Claims
Chicago Police Officers' Overtime Lawsuit Has Wide Repercussions
Proposed Overtime Rule's Salary Threshold Is Too High
Despite SHRM’s plea for more time to respond to the Department of Labor’s overtime proposal, the comment period on the proposed changes to the FLSA overtime rules is imminent….11:59pm EDT, September 4, to be exact!
Proposed Overtime Rule Will Result in Fewer Managers
Overtime Rule May Hurt Workplace Morale
Contingency Planning Urged for Proposed Overtime Rule
Lawmakers, SHRM Seek Extension in Overtime Rule Comment Period
How Will DOL's Overtime Rules Apply to Nontraditional Work Hours?