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Overtime Expenses Out of Control?

Are your overtime expenses getting out of control?

Here are some pointers from one of our HR Pros to help you control these costs:

1. Know when your workweek begins and ends, e.g., 12:00am Monday and Midnight on Sunday. This will allow you to strategize, if necessary, to ensure employees aren’t working over 40 hours in that particular 168-hour period.

Administering Unusual Hourly Schedules

When recruiting for unusual hourly schedules, such as graveyard or on-call shifts, it’s important to sell the position in the right way. Some people prefer unusual schedules because of their sleep habits, their family’s needs, or their recreational habits; but not everyone can be successful working odd or irregular hours. Here are a few keys to successful recruiting and hiring for these positions:

DOL Proposes Updates on Overtime for White Collar Workers

On July 6, 2015 – the Department of Labor published an update to the proposed revision of “white collar” overtime exemptions giving the public a 60 day window to submit written comments regarding the proposed rule ending September 4, 2015. The overtime rule overhaul will increase the salary threshold that triggers exemption from overtime requirements under the FLSA.

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