Monday, May 23, 2016

Change Afoot: New Federal Overtime Rules Taking Effect in December

With all of the new employment laws coming along, it is good to stay on top of changes that are happening.  One of the big changes coming at the Federal level is regarding overtime pay.  Last week the Department of Labor announced final regulations on overtime pay.  This regulation will go into effect December 1, 2016.  As an employer, all exempt positions that are paying less than $913 per week should be reviewed and possibly reclassified as hourly positions.  With hourly positions employers need to be aware of requirements for unpaid meal and rest breaks and tracking of hours.

For more complete information about this, please refer to this update prepared by Attorney Barbara Cotter of Cook Brown LLP, an employment law firm here in Sacramento.

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