New Department of Labor Overtime Rules Affect Compensation and Payroll Practices

On December 1st, 2016, new overtime rules published by the U.S. Department of Labor take effect. The new rules update key provisions of the regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act (the “FLSA”). The new rules, prompted by a 2014 call to action from the White House, seek realignment of the rules in favor of now-exempt, overtime-ineligible workers having salaries on the lower end of the spectrum and working what would otherwise be significant overtime without having materially greater responsibilities than their colleagues who receive overtime pay. DOL

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