• Navigating the New Exempt Employee Salary Thresholds: What You Need to Know
  • Navigating the New Exempt Employee Salary Thresholds: What You Need to Know

    • Speaker : Bob McKenzie
    • Session Code : BEFEB2124
    • Date : 21st February 2024
    • Time : This Event is Over and the Recorded Content is Available
    • Duration : 90 Mins


The Department of Labor's proposal to significantly raise the minimum salary threshold for exempt status—from $684 per week ($35,568 annually) to $1,059 per week ($55,068 annually)—marks a pivotal moment for employers and employees alike. This change, aimed at expanding overtime eligibility, reflects an effort to modernize the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to better align with today's economic realities and workforce expectations.

The FLSA, which governs wage payments and overtime, is notoriously complex, and its exemptions, such as the White-Collar Exemptions, have long been a source of confusion and litigation. The proposed increase addresses a critical gap in the existing law, where many employees currently classified as exempt may not truly reflect the original intent of the exemptions—protecting well-compensated, managerial employees from overtime.

State-specific regulations add another layer of complexity. With states like Alaska, California, and New York setting their own minimum wages and exemption criteria, the landscape of compliance is a mosaic of federal and local laws. The proposed changes by the Department of Labor are estimated to impact 3.4 million Americans, underscoring the urgency for organizations to understand and plan for these adjustments.

This webinar will dissect the implications of the proposed salary threshold increase and explore strategies for navigating the FLSA's exemptions. We'll delve into the rationale behind the change, examining how it aims to correct disparities and ensure fair compensation for millions of workers. Additionally, we'll cover state-specific regulations, offering insights into maintaining compliance across diverse legal environments.

Areas covered in this session:

  • The Primary Provisions of the Federal Labor Standards Act
  • Tests to Determine if a Position Qualifies for a White Collar Exemption
  • Review of the Proposal Released by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor
  • Other Exemptions Your Organization May Want to Consider
  • Computing overtime pay for multiple pay rates
  • Treatment of Meal Breaks, Travel, Training and Time Spent On-Call.
  • Minimum Wage Requirements by State and Contract
  • Recordkeeping and Posting Requirements
  • What’s Going to Get You in Trouble?
  • Action Items

Why should you attend?

As the Department of Labor sets the stage for a transformative increase in the minimum salary threshold for exempt employees, the ripple effects on organizations nationwide will be profound. This webinar stands as an essential guide for employers navigating the intricacies of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) amidst these impending changes. Understanding the nuances of these updates, from compliance strategies to practical payroll adjustments, is critical to maintaining operational harmony and legal compliance.

We delve into the complex landscape of wage and hour laws, offering clarity on the proposed adjustments and their implications for both exempt and non-exempt classifications. Attendees will gain invaluable insights into aligning their organizational practices with the new standards, ensuring readiness before the changes take effect. This session is not just about adapting to new laws; it's about seizing the opportunity to refine your payroll systems, enhance employee satisfaction, and safeguard your business against potential legal challenges.

Join us to empower your organization with the knowledge and tools needed to smoothly transition into the new regulatory framework, setting a solid foundation for compliance and success in the ever-evolving world of employment law.

Who will benefit?

  • HR Managers and Directors
  • Payroll Managers
  • Labor and Employment Attorneys
  • Compliance Officers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Operations Managers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Accountants and Financial Advisors
  • HR Consultants
  • Benefits Administrators

Bob McKenzie, has over 40 years of human resources management experience. His background includes a wide range of hands-on experience in all areas of Human resources management in all types of industries within the public and private sectors. 

Bob has been cited in a number of Human Resources trade publications. Among them are HR.com, HR Magazine, HR Florida Review, Vault.com, BNA and the Institute of Management and Administration and the Business Journal. He has been a speaker at a number of conferences as well as audio and web-based seminars.

Bob is a graduate of Rider University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce Degree and double majored in Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior.

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