New Overtime Guidelines – Mitigate Penalties and Employee Lawsuits

We’ve all probably read about the new overtime guidelines for “white collar” workers that the Department of Labor released on May 18, 2016.  But do you know what your business needs to do to be compliant with the new rules by December 1, 2016?  First, you need to understand the new rules. Information about the new rules can be found on the Department of Labor’s website: https://www.dol.gov/WHD/overtime/final2016/faq.htm#8.   These rules can seem overwhelming, but an attorney at Epiphany Law can verify that you are interpreting the law correctly.

Secondly, employers must understand how the changes will affect their current workforce and understand their options if an employee is subject to and does not meet the salary threshold. For example, in response to the new rules, employers way want to make changes to how they pay employees.

To avoid penalties or even worse, a lawsuit, we suggest you consult your Epiphany Law employment attorney before implementing any changes. The attorneys at Epiphany Law will review your classification of employees, overtime procedures and employee handbook to ensure your risk for penalties and employee lawsuits is mitigated.

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