From the Department of Labor
White Papers from our partners at Attendance on Demand
- Exempt or Nonexempt: 3 Strategies to Ease Employee Reclassification
Changes to overtime rules beginning December 1, 2016 will qualify millions of employees for overtime pay.As a result, employers will be determining which employees qualify as exempt or nonexempt under the new rules.This white paper explores the options for reclassification and points out some common classification errors employers should consider
- Overtime is Okay: 5 Ways to Overcome the Time Tracking Stigma
With the upcoming change in the minimum salary threshold for overtime exemption, employers are presented with the opportunity to view overtime as a cost-effective labor strategy.In order to do so, they will need to overcome the stigma associated with time tracking.
- New Overtime Rules: 5 Strategies to Lower Overtime Costs
The increasing threshold for overtime has the potential for labor costs to skyrocket.This make it more important than ever for companies to have a strategy for controlling overtime costs.This paper examines five overtime strategies that can help employers keep labor budgets manageable and effective.
- Understanding Hours Worked
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) hinges on the concept of "hours worked," not "hours paid." Meeting FLSA obligations (and avoiding wage-and-hour litigation) requires employers to fully understand what does and does not constitute hours worked, ensuring workers receive appropriate pay for their employment. This paper explores key definitions, issues and exceptions surrounding the concept of hours worked and how a time and attendance system can help employers keep an accurate record of hours worked.
- Regular Rate vs. Overtime
Although commonly referred to as "time and a half," the formula for calculating overtime is not that simple. This primer explores overtime calculations by examining what the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) defines as a worker's "regular rate," how to calculate the "weighted average rate" if an employee works at more than one regular rate, how to figure a regular rate for salaried or commissioned employees, who is exempt from overtime and how a time and attendance system can automate these calculations to ensure accuracy.