Monday, November 24, 2014

That is SO last week

Following a directive issued by President Obama in March, the U.S. Department of Labor has been working on updating the exemptions to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Last week, SHRM lead a contingent of members to meet with legislators and regulators about both overtime exemptions and proposed legislation that would automatically debar federal contractors from further work for FLSA violations.  The SHRM members talked about the difficulties the exemptions already pose for employers because of their complexity and the obstacles they create for workplace flexibility.
The changes the DOL is considering include raising the salary basis, which would allow those who make more than $455 per week to earn overtime, and changing the primary job duties under each FLSA classification.  The administration originally hoped to reveal proposed changes this month, but the DOL has announced it will delay the regulations until early 2015.
In other developments:

Posted by: Kate Bischoff