I still get a kick out of people using the term “salary exempt,” as in, we pay that employee a salary, so s/he isn’t eligible for overtime. Under the Fair Labor Standard Act, a salary is just one of several components of an overtime exemption to avoid having to pay employees time and a half when they work more than 40 hours in a workweek. Plus, the salary must be at least $684 per week, equating to $35,568 per year.

Except, that could be increasing significantly soon. Continue reading


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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has invited me to present at its Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) Training Conference —Β  the premier federal training conference for EEO managers, supervisors, and practitioners.

I’ll be part of a hot topics panel on June 16, where the theme will be predicting (and preventing) the next wave of COVID-19 issues for employers. I’ve got a few ideas, but I could use some more inspiration. Continue reading

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