Understand Overtime Rules
Here are three things you can do to ensure you are complying to the overtime rules and staying up to date with any changes the US government may make:
1. Stay in tune with overtime rules. Download this fact sheet
and post it on your wall so you stay fresh with any overtime rule changes.
2. As stated in this SHRM piece
, you need to anticipate that state or federal wage and hour authorities may audit your organization randomly, pursuant to an enforcement emphasis, or as a result of a complaint from an employee or a competitor. If you are always on guard, you are more apt to want to insure your company is compliant with all overtime rules.
3. Create written policies that communicates to everyone, including employees, the steps being taken to comply with all FLSA overtime rules as well as any state rules that may apply.
Staying ahead of any changes to the overtime rules is also a good practice. You can do this by adding the FLSA and DOL website to your favorites on your computer and refer to it often. It will give you any updates that are coming on the horizon. You can also go here
(left-hand side of webpage in red letters), to sign up for email alerts so you always know when changes are coming.