What exactly does “exempt” mean?

This is a fairly consistent question from employers today so I decided to rerun this post. There is an update at the end, however. The Fair Labor Standards Act tells us we have two types of employees, non-exempt and exempt. Unfortunately these terms are not very explanatory and people often get them confused. Let me …

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The USDOL releases new salary requirements to maintain exempt status

On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor released the long-awaited adjustment to the salary level that is the first hurdle to claiming an employee is exempt from being paid overtime. This movement toward a new salary level began in the Obama administration which had proposed a new salary level of $47,476 per …

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FLSA issues for 2018

As we enter into a new calendar year there are a lot of Department of Labor issues employers should be concerned with in handling employees. I am not going to cover all of them, but I do want to talk about several. Employee classification One of the biggest issues of 2017 will continue to be …

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The new FLSA regulations are in place.

Well the change has been made. Fortunately it is not as bad as was originally expected. The new level to qualify to be an exempt employee is $913 per week or $47,476 per year which is better than $50,440. Unexpectedly they announced it will not be adjusted annually, as originally anticipated, but every three years. …

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The USDOL is getting ready to disrupt your workplace!

For those of you that don’t know the Fair Labor Standards Act has been taken into the “shop” for an overhaul. Last revised in 2004 many people (unions and the current administration primarily) think it is time to raise the salary level to be considered an exempt employee. It is time for HR to think …

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