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The New Overtime Rule is Here and Effective January 1, 2020

September 25, 2019

On Tuesday, September 25, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor released the final rule raising the minimum salary an employee must make to be exempt from overtime and, as a result, making more salaried employee eligible for overtime compensation. The … Read more

The FLSA’s Professional Duties Test – Part 1

August 13, 2014

The FLSA’s Professional Duties Test – Part 1 The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) generally requires that employers pay employees a time-and-half premium wage for hours worked past 40 in a workweek. Many employees are not entitled to this premium … Read more

The FLSA’s Administrative Exemption from Overtime Pay

February 19, 2014

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, a government employee is entitled to overtime pay after working 40 hours in a week, unless an exemption applies. If an exemption applies, the employee is said to be “exempt” and is not entitled … Read more

The FLSA’s Executive Exemption from Overtime Pay

December 18, 2013

Employees in “exempt” positions are not entitled to overtime pay, even if they work sixty hours or more in a single workweek. How does an employer determine whether a position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act? A position … Read more

Salaried Employees and the FLSA

October 30, 2013

Susan is a salaried employee and does not receive overtime pay no matter how many hours she works in a given workweek. Robert is a salaried employee and is paid overtime whenever he works more than 40 hours in a … Read more