It’s that time again to get to the voting polls and vote for your Candidate. Tomorrow is the 2016 Primary Election. A primary election is an election that narrows the field of candidates before an election for office. Primary elections are one means by which a political party or a political alliance nominates candidates for an upcoming general election or by-election. Every vote counts. It’s each and every Americans right to vote.
Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
New DOL rules go into effect on 12-1-16 regarding overtime. The biggest change in the rules will be that people earning under $47,476.00 per year cannot be considered exempt professionals, administrative personnel or executives. The new FLSA rules are attached:
- Sets the standard salary level at the 40th percentile of earnings of full-time salaried workers in the lowest-wage Census Region, currently the South ($913 per week; $47,476 annually for a full-year worker);
- Sets the total annual compensation requirement for highly compensated employees (HCE) subject to a minimal duties test to the annual equivalent of the 90th percentile of full-time salaried workers nationally ($134,004); and
- Establishes a mechanism for automatically updating the salary and compensation levels every three years to maintain the levels at the above percentiles and to ensure that they continue to provide useful and effective tests for exemption.
Additionally, the Final Rule amends the salary basis test to allow employers to use non discretionary bonuses and incentive payments (including commissions) to satisfy up to 10 percent of the new standard salary level.
Berke Law Firm represents FLSA clients at all levels and throughout the United States. There is no fee unless we are successful. Call us today (239) 549-6689!