Tag: Overtime

Background Checks
June 25, 2024
On April 23, 2024, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) released a final rule on overtime exemption. This final rule will increase the minimum salary amount required to be paid to executive, administrative and professional (“EAP”) employees to be considered exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime pay requirements.
May 7, 2024
On April 23, 2024, the Department of Labor ("DOL") announced a final rule that raises the salary thresholds for specific overtime exemptions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). The new rule affects employees who qualify under the federal rule’s executive, administrative, and professional exemptions (there is some nuance here, but we can skip that for now).
April 18, 2023
Last month, US Senator Sherrod Brown introduced the Restoring Overtime Pay Act of 2023 (“ROP Act”) in Congress, a bill that seeks to increase the exempt salary threshold, thereby providing overtime protections to many more employees who are currently classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). If passed, the bill would update the FLSA, which was first enacted in 1938 and has not been significantly amended with respect to minimum wage and overtime exemptions since 2004.
July 6, 2021
California employers know that overtime premiums are costly, and employers often ask us if there is a way to legally avoid paying overtime to non-exempt employees. There is potentially—and it involves the adoption of Alternative Workweek Schedule (“AWS”).