The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has published the following additional resources regarding the new overtime changes:
- A fact sheet titled, “Final Rule to Update the Regulations Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, and Professional Employees”;
- Answers to frequently asked questions on the new rule;
- A small entity compliance guide; and
- An overtime pay overview, which includes links to further resources such as general guidance, fact sheets, e-tools, posters, and more.
Employers will want to familiarize themselves with these changes and conduct an audit of classification of employees to ensure compliance. Unless certain exemptions apply, any employee earning less than $684 per week ($35,560 per year) is entitled to overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 per workweek. The new rule is effective January 1, 2020.
The lawyers at Faulkner Law Offices, PLLC have decades of experience in wage and hour matters and can help you evaluate the classification of your employees to avoid liability. If you are an employee and believe you have been misclassified and are entitled to overtime pay, call us today. We can help you receive your lawful earned wages.