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25 May Ready or Not, Overtime Rule Changes Are Here

Published 5/24/2016 In July 2015, President Obama and the Department of Labor announced preliminary changes to the federal overtime rules. After much anticipation by employees and employers alike, the final rule was uploaded to the Federal Register website on May 18, 2016.  These overtime rule changes are expected to affect 4.2 million workers and cost employers about $12 billion over the...

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20 Jul Don’t Be Blindsided by the Obama Overtime Rules Changes

Published July, 2015 A standard workweek is typically thought of as 40 hours, though many employees spend much more time than that at work. Employees who work more than 40 hours a week must be paid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act unless they meet certain exemption criteria. In very general terms, aside from jobs that are classified as exempt...

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