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

Changes to Salaried Exempt criteria

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the new salary threshold for certain employees to qualify as exempt from minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s White Collar Exemptions. Effective December 1, 2016, the new minimum salary level will be $47,476 per year ($913 per week). Up to 10% of this income may […]

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 […]

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 […]

Overtime and Joint Employment

You have an employee who is shared by more than one company.  The employee works less than 40 hours in a given week at each company, but when you add the the time cards together, she worked more than 40 hours in that week.  Is the employee due overtime pay? It depends on whether a […]