Fair Labor Standards Act Roundtable and Reception
On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor unveiled its highly anticipated overtime regulations. In its first increase since 2004, the standard minimum salary level for exemption from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been increased by just over 100 percent, and the minimum salary level for highly compensated employees has been increased by over 33%. With the new regulations set to take effect on December 1, 2016, virtually all employers have lots of preparation ahead of them, including:
- Auditing current pay, bonus and recordkeeping practices for compliance with the new regulations
- Identifying currently exempt positions that will be affected by the new regulations
- Assessing the costs of raising salaries to maintain exemptions versus reclassifying positions as non-exempt
- Revising job descriptions based on decisions about exempt and non-exempt status
- Implementing new timekeeping procedures for all employees
- Implementing electronic device use and other policies to avoid and control compensable time
- Communicating with affected employees
- Training supervisors and timekeepers
In addition, employers in specific industries, like higher education, retail, restaurants, non-profits and service industries will face additional complications. To help you navigate the waters, Catherine E. Walters and Emily H. Edmunds will host a roundtable event followed by a reception to discuss how the new overtime regulations will affect your workplace and provide practical solutions for compliance.
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit. The HR Certification Institute has pre-approved this activity for 1.5 Specified Credit Hours: HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®). The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.