- Created: Wednesday, 25 May 2016 20:20
by Kevin J. Richter, Shareholder & Amy Randazzo, Law Clerk at Mathis, Marifian and Richter, Ltd. & Student at St. Louis University
The Fair Labor Standards Act is the federal legislation that sets out minimum wage and maximum hour requirements. In general, employees must be paid a minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime pay at a rate of at least 1 and 1/2 times their regular rate of pay for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek. While these protections extend to many workers, the FLSA provides a number of exemptions, such as so called "white collar" and "highly compensated" employees. On May 18, 2016, the Department of Labor issued a final regulation that revises these overtime exemptions to bring more employees under the protection of the FLSA's overtime pay provisions.