Overtime

What Employers Can Expect In the First Days of the Trump Administration

There are many pieces of legislation or policy matters affecting the employee experience that are likely to be in flux during the first part of Mr. Trump’s presidency. At stake are the following five key topics: Changes to the Obama…

With the New Overtime Rule In Limbo, What Should You Do?

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule didn’t take effect on December 1 as many thought it would. Instead, it was temporarily blocked by a federal judge and subsequently appealed by the DOL. With the rule’s fate uncertain, employers…

How to Tell Workers They Won’t Be Getting Overtime

This spring, an estimated four million Americans became eligible for overtime pay, with a new overtime rule doubling the salary threshold to automatic time-and-a-half compensation from $23,660 to $47,476. Yet this rule is now in jeopardy, thanks to a federal…

Why You Might Want Exempt Employees to Keep Timecards

Management need not keep hours-worked records for employees who qualify for one of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, outside-sales, and derivative exemptions. Of course, employers may nevertheless maintain those records for such employees if…

If Time Is So Valuable, Why Aren’t You Tracking It?

Most executives are accustomed to tracking a wide variety of variables that affect our organizations: capital expenditures, return on investment, amortization rates, operating efficiency — you name it. Not only have we become more focused on tracking data and analytics,…

How Will You Tell Them They’ll Have to Punch In?

Looming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules mean businesses of all sizes have to make some difficult decisions about how to control labor costs. While there are months to go before they take effect December 1,…

DOL Announces New OT Rules; 4.2 Million Workers Affected

The Department of Labor unveiled its much anticipated new overtime rule Tuesday night, declaring that 4.2 million more workers will soon have to be paid overtime. The rule, an update to the Fair Labor Standards Act, will officially be announced…

HR Outsource Provider TriNet Hit by $1 Million Fine For OT Violations

By Eric B. Meyer The U.S. Department of Labor announced this week that “a human resources outsource provider will pay $1 million in back overtime wages and damages combined to hundreds of employees after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation that found…

Despite Opposition in Congress, Overtime Rules Will Probably Change in July

By Eric B. Meyer On Feb. 9, over 100 members of Congress signed this letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to voice their opposition to the new proposed overtime rules, which could go into effect in July. I…

See No Overtime, Hear No Overtime, Pay No Overtime

By Eric B. Meyer Like many other employers, you’ve got a handbook policy that says that non-exempt employees cannot work overtime unless they obtain prior approval from a manager or supervisor. If, without prior approval from a manager or supervisor,…