by Deborah Z Mark



Remember that number.

When December 1, 2016, rolls around, it will become very important.

Why is $47,476.00 important?

By now you may have heard that the new overtime exemption guidelines have been approved by the Department of Labor (DOL).

The new law will take effect December 1, 2016. The new annual salary amount for employees to be exempt from overtime will be (you guessed it) $47,476.00, or $913.00 per week.

What should I do?

  1. Review your employees’ salaries
  2. If an employee does not meet the new threshold, decide whether to raise the salary to $47,476.00 per year or pay overtime
  3. Or limit hours worked to 40 hours per week or less

Important reminder

Overtime is based on a 40 hour work week, regardless of how often you pay your employees.

If you pay every other week, you cannot average the 2 work weeks together and only pay overtime on hours worked over 80.

For example, if an employee works 38 hours the first week and 42 hours the second week, that would equal 78 hours at the regular pay rate and 2 hours at the overtime rate, not 80 total hours at the regular rate.

Some states, such as California, have additional requirements for overtime.

You have time

The new law doesn’t take effect until December 1, 2016.

Time isn’t always on your side.

But in this case, it is.

Have questions regarding the new overtime law?

Call managestaff.

We’ll take time to answer your questions.


It’s what we do.

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