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Explain the New Overtime Rules to Your Employees With Our Slideshow

The new overtime salary threshold can be a confusing subject. Use our slideshow to more easily explain the changes to your team.

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Oct 11, 20162 minutes
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: A judge recently blocked the new federal overtime rule. We’ll keep you updated as the news unfolds.

Are your employees familiar with the concept of exempt and non-exempt status?

Exempt employees, as put forth by the Fair Labor Standards Act, are exempt from being paid minimum wage and overtime for hours worked over 40 in a week.

New Standards for Exempt Employees

With a new law going into effect December 1st, previously exempt employees may no longer be exempt if they don’t meet the new standards. The salary threshold will increase from $455 a week to $913 a week, or $47,476 a year.

It’s important to keep your employees informed about the changing regulation. By doing so, they’ll understand why changes around their wages or hours may go into effect after this date.

These changes are complex, and it’s easy to get lost in the weeds. So, where do you begin? You can start by presenting this animated PowerPoint slideshow to them. It’s a simple and clear way to communicate the changes without overloading your employees with too much information.

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How to Communicate the New Overtime Rules

This PowerPoint, complete with a script, includes:

  • A brief overview of the FLSA

  • The definitions of exempt and non-exempt employees

  • The new federal overtime law

  • Where to find more resources

We also have blog posts that may further illuminate the new federal overtime laws for both you and your employees, including:

Remember to check your state and local laws before giving any definitive statements on employee exemptions. Some states, such as California for example, have even more regulations on overtime pay and hours worked that go beyond the minimum federal regulations.

You can download the slideshow and script here. Please note that you will require PowerPoint.

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.
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Oct 11, 20162 minutes

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