Understanding the Dept of Labor’s New Overtime Rules
Janette Levey Frisch has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in Employment Law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental US, that she truly developed her passion for Employment Law. Janette operates under this core belief: It is possible, and it is in an employer’s best interest, to proactively solve workforce challenges before they become problems before they result in lawsuits or steep fines caused by government audits.
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The United States Department of Labor released its new overtime exemption rules, and they went into effect on January 1, 2020. For many employers that means that many of the positions it had previously classified as exempt from overtime requirements will not be any longer – unless these employees receive a salary increase equal to or greater than the new salary threshold. The new salary rules are expected to impact at least a million workers nationwide and to result in a significant increase in the number of employees who will be eligible for overtime pay. In this webinar, we will discuss the new rules. In particular, we will discuss which jobs and which employers are likely to be impacted and what to do now in order to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Practical steps to take now
- The difference between the new DOL rule on overtime exemptions and the Obama-era proposal concerning white-collar exemptions, salary basis, and more
- How the proposed rule will affect highly compensated employees
- How often the DOL anticipates it will update the salary level
- How the DOL intends to handle the issue of automatic updates
- How bonuses will factor into the salary threshold for exemption
- Practical steps to either reduce the increase in overtime or to stay under the DOL’s radar
Who Should Attend
- Payroll Professionals
- HR Professionals
- Compliance Officers
- Audit Staff
- Budget Personnel's
Why Should You Attend
Wage and hour laws, including the new overtime rules, are not on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers found in violation of wage and hour laws can end up owing their employees, back wages, liquidated damages in the same amount, plus the employees’ attorney fees—not to mention their own legal fees. In a class-action lawsuit, the amount increases exponentially. Proper understanding of the new overtime rules will go a long way toward greatly reducing these risks.