Final DOL Overtime Rule Released


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Final DOL Overtime Rule Released

On May 18th, 2016 the DOL released a final rule that radically increases the thresholds for overtime rules, expanding the number of employees eligible for overtime pay. Under the FLSA, employees who work more than 40 hours in a week are entitled to overtime pay, unless they meet the requirements of certain wage and duties tests. The new rule more than doubles the minimum salary threshold from $455 per week to $913 per week (which amounts to $23,660 annually to $47,476 annually) and raises the exemption level for those considered to be "highly compensated employees" from $100,000 to $134,004 annual salary. Baldwin CPAs understands that the DOL rule may impact major business decisions like hiring, expansion, offering new benefits or more flexible work arrangements for employees, and possibly even require reductions at your company. We can help you in assessing the effects of the new overtime-pay rule. Companies will have until December 1, 2016, to make determinations on which employees to reclassify as nonexempt and implement the changes.

Baldwin CPAs has the expertise to guide you through this change and help you plan for the future. Our Human Resources Consulting can help you with every step of this transition. If you are unsure of how this final rule will affect your business, our offices can be reached at 1-800-287-9604.

Our HR Consultant, Lisa Marcum, has over 20 years of human resource experience and is certified through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and also Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Lisa Marcum can be contacted directly at lisa.marcum@baldwincpas.com or by phone at 859-626-4966.