Changes to Federal Overtime Rules Effective December 1, 2016

On May 18, 2016 the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “white collar” overtime exemption rules. The final rule strengthens protection for workers by increasing the standard salary level for qualification for overtime exemption from $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $913 per week ($47,476 per year). There were no changes to the professional duties test to determine if individuals earning at least the standard level qualify for exemption. Click here to read more about these changes and to learn what the practical implications of these rules are.