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Plan for the New FLSA Overtime Rules - Checklist

Author: Deborah J. Tibbetts, Esq.

When to Use This Checklist

An employer can use this checklist to develop a plan for implementing the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime rules, which go into effect on December 1, 2016.

Step 1: Identify Affected Employees:

  • Gather payroll records and relevant accounting records.
  • Review payroll and accounting records to identify all exempt employees who currently are paid a salary of less than $47,476 per year ($913 per week) or who the employer anticipates will be paid less than the inflation-adjusted amount that will take effect in 2020.
  • Review payroll and accounting records to identify all highly compensated employees (HCEs) earning less than $134,004 in total compensation.
  • Prepare a list of all employees identified as affected by the new FLSA minimum salary levels.