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Guide to Navigating the New Overtime Regulations


Editor's note: The information in this whitepaper was valid as of its publication date. On Sept. 24, 2019, the Department of Labor adopted its Final Overtime Rule. Read the article

Updated: January 3, 2017

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that employers pay eligible non-exempt employees an overtime premium of at least 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a revision to the federal overtime regulations that could extend overtime protections to far more employees.

This Final Rule was scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2016; however, a federal court judge issued a preliminary injunction to temporarily block the DOL from implementing and enforcing its Final Overtime Rule nationally, pending further review by the court. This guide includes the latest information on the situation, an overview of the FLSA, how your company could be impacted by the new rule if it comes to fruition, and what you can do to prepare.

This website contains articles posted for informational and educational value. Paychex is not responsible for information contained within any of these materials. Any opinions expressed within materials are not necessarily the opinion of, or supported by, Paychex. The information in these materials should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and it should not substitute for legal, accounting, and other professional advice where the facts and circumstances warrant.