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HR Policy Bulletin: Overtime Pay

Yesterday, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final changes to Part 541 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which relates to overtime exemptions. News outlets have been reporting widely on the potential for this change for over a year and it has received significant amounts of opposition from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and business owners alike. For the most part, business owners opposed the mandated increase in salary for exempt employees and the automatic increases that will take effect every three years. Press attention connecting this DOL ruling to employee welfare and the race for the Presidency has rightly amplified the discussion about this important issue - regardless of your political views.