Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Kym Hess, founder of HR Collaborative in Grand Rapids, about how employees should be classified within the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Department of Labor announced changes affecting the overtime provisions of the act going into effect on Dec. 1. This change most notably includes raising the exempt salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476 for certain exemptions. Michael and Kym talked about an overview of FLSA, what qualifies an employee to be exempt- exploring the duties tests, understanding what's changing in the FLSA, strategies for employers to find compliance under the new regulations, beyond the numbers- other important considerations, best practices for communicating with employees and tips and tools to help you navigate the changes.
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