70% of employers may not be paying overtime when earned

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reports that approximately 70% of employers are out of compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) classification requirements. The FLSA requires that most employees in the United States be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime pay at time and one-half the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek.


There are exemptions for employees employed as bona fide executive, administrative, professional and outside sales employees and certain computer employees. But the DOL is finding that approximately 70% of employers are misclassifying employees as exempt from the FLSA when they aren’t. This means these employees won’t be paid overtime if they work over 40 hours in a week.


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