November 10, 2016

Dear Clients,

On May 18th, 2016 the Director of Labor (DOL) released a final rule that radically increases the thresholds for overtime rules, expanding the number of employees eligible for overtime pay.  Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employees who work more than 40 hours in a week are entitled to overtime pay, unless they meet the requirements of certain wage and duties tests.   The new rule doubles the minimum salary threshold from $455 per week to $913 per week (which amounts to $23,660 annually to $47,476 annually) and raises the exemption level for those considered to be “highly compensated employees” from $100,000 to $134,004 annual salary.

Evenhouse & Co., P.C. understands that the DOL rule may impact major business decisions like hiring, expansion, offering new benefits or more flexible work arrangements for employees, and possibly even require reductions at your company.   We can help you in assessing the effects of the new overtime-pay rule.   Companies will have until December 1, 2016, to make determinations on which employees to reclassify as nonexempt and implement the changes.  

Evenhouse & Co., P.C. has the expertise to guide you through this change and help you plan for the future.  Please contact us and let us know if we can be of any assistance or would like to discuss this new legislation and how it affects your company.


Evenhouse & Co., P.C.

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