Understanding and Implementing the New Federal Overtime Regulations – A Roundtable for Healthcare Employers (Philadelphia)
On December 1, 2016, the Department of Labor’s new overtime regulations will become effective. These regulations more than double the minimum salary amount that an employee must receive to be exempt from overtime pay, and impose other significant changes. Virtually all employers have substantial preparation to ensure compliance with the regulations, 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
The implementation of and compliance with the new regulations pose particular challenges for healthcare employers. Dena B. Calo and Harriet E. Cooperman will conduct this roundtable to discuss how the new overtime regulations will affect your workplace and provide you with practical solutions for compliance.
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