Proposed Regulations to Give More Employees Ability to Earn Overtime Pay

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Regulations that will Allow More Employees to be Eligible for Overtime Pay 

By: Andrew T. Frost, Esq.

On July 6, 2015, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) released proposed revisions to the regulations that govern the rules regarding which employees are exempt from the overtime pay requirements set forth in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Generally, under the FLSA, employers are required to pay employees 1 ½ times their normal hourly rate of pay for any hours worked in excess of 40 in any given work week. The current regulations exempt employees from the overtime pay requirement if the employees meet the regulations’ definitions for executive employees, administrative employees, professional employees, outside sales employees or any of the other less-common exempt positions. Continue reading

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