Blog Posts tagged with Overtime Pay

What the DOL’s Proposed New Salary Thresholds Mean to New York Employers

April 15, 2019

The new federal overtime rules recently proposed by the Department of Labor sparked some concerns among employers across the country, but perhaps not so much in New York. Employers in the state are already well acquainted with dealing with higher salary minimums for some so-called “white-collar” workers. In addition, there is also a primary job duties test that must be met under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

For most businesses nationwide, exempt employees will usually fall into one of the three white collar exemption categories: executive, administrative and professional. Each exemption has its own unique set of duties and requirements that must be met in addition to meeting the salary threshold.  

A California Court Ruling May Change the Way Employers Calculate Overtime Pay for Some Employees

March 12, 2018

On March 5th,  the California Supreme Court (Alvarado v. Dart Container Corporation of California) held that employers who pay certain types of bonuses to non-exempt employees must apply a more generous calculation when determining how much overtime must be paid.  This decision does not affect exempt employees because they are not eligible for overtime.  Also, this decision only comes into play if and when a non-exempt employee works overtime and is paid a so-called non-discretionary bonus. 


Making Sense of the Proposed New Overtime Pay Rules

July 22, 2015

New regulatory changes proposed by the Obama administration, through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), would extend overtime benefits to millions of workers.

While not a minimum wage hike, the changes may cause many employers to react as if the federal minimum wage had been increased.

What the changes mean to employers

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