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Labor and Employment Practice Group

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LABOR & EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE GROUP
EMPLOYERS! The time has come to prepare your business for upcoming changes in federal overtime regulations.
Generally, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires that most employees receive “overtime pay at time and one-half their regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.” [1]However, Sections 13(a)(1) and 13(a)(17) of the FLSA provide an exemption to this rule for the following employees: 1.employees who are employed as bona fide executive, administrative, or professional employees; 2.computer professionals; 3.highly compensated individuals; and 4.outside sales employees.
In order to qualify, these employees must meet certain criteria for their job duties and be paid at least $455 per week or $23,600 annually.
In March of 2014, President Obama issued an executive order directing the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) to update these requirements due to concerns that inflation had rendered the $455 per week threshold inef…