Earlier this year new overtime rules were published modifying the regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rulings may impact the way your business clients classify and compensate their employees. As many as 4.2 million workers may need to be reclassified as a result of this change, and businesses must be in compliance by December 1, 2016.

What has changed.
The minimum salary requirement for certain employees to be considered exempt from the FLSA’s overtime requirements will increase from $23,660 to $47,476 annually (or from $455 to $913 weekly).

If you or your clients have exempt employees earning less than $47,476 per year, you may need to increase their salary or reclassify them as non-exempt and pay them overtime when due. If you have any questions, please contact your Linkenheimer LLP CPA.