Overtime rules

Calculating Semi-Monthly overtime

A semi-monthly pay method means that employees receive paychecks on two designated dates per month, meaning the number of days in each pay period varies. Use this guide to simplify this sometimes tricky calculation:  Calculating Semi-Monthly Overtime

New updates to FLSA White Collar exemption

Following a directive from President Obama, the Department of Labor has proposed changes to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules regarding the executive, professional, and administrative exemptions (also called the white collar exemptions). Under the proposed rule, the annual salary requirement for a white collar exempt employee would more than double to approximately …

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Can an employer give ‘comp time’ in place of overtime pay?

Only government agencies are permitted to offer compensatory time in lieu of overtime. If you are a private sector employer, you must pay overtime when an employee works over 40 hours in a workweek. (If your employee works 45 hours during one workweek, you could choose to schedule the employee for 35 hours during the …

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