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.
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
- What’s Going to Get You in
- 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
- Compliance Officers
- Small Business Owners
- Operations Managers
- Chief Financial Officers
- Accountants and Financial
- 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.