FLSA Overtime Rule Resources

Everything you need to know about the FLSA overtime rule

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published monumental changes to the overtime rule that will make approximately 4.2 million currently exempt employees eligible for overtime pay later this year.

Exempt employees, because of their rate of pay and type of work that they do, are not eligible for overtime pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. Nonexempt employees must be paid time and a half for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

All employers will have to comply with the changes made to the overtime regulations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by Dec. 1, 2016.

You can learn more about the overtime rule changes and how to implement them within your organization using the content and tools below:



What Is The New FLSA Overtime Rule?

  • The rule extends overtime protections to 4.2 million workers who are not currently eligible under federal law.
  • Workers who do not earn at least $47,476 a year ($913 a week) will have to be paid overtime, even if they're classified as a manager or professional.
  • The Department of Labor will increase the salary threshold every three years. Based on current projections, the salary threshold is expected to rise to more than $51,000 with its first update on January 1, 2020.
  • Employers must comply with the new regulations by December 1, 2016.
  • Full Coverage: Overtime Rule Issued; Increase Every Three Years Included
  • Read the text of the rule here.

What It Means For Your Organization:


What HR Professionals Need To Do:

Use these resources to help your company comply with the new overtime regulations when they are released:



SHRM Member Resources:


Video: FLSA Overtime Rule Change
Map: Estimated Increase in Number of Eligible Workers



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