Wage & Hour Update – NEW Overtime Regulation

Effective December 1, 2016, The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued changes that substantially increase the minimum salary requirements for certain exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

What does this mean for you?

  • Overtime Exemption moves from $23,660 to $47,476 annually
  • Threshold for Highly Compensated Employees moves from $100k to $134,004 to automatically qualify for the overtime exemption
  • Employers are able to include up to 10% of the salary threshold or $4,747.60 worth of bonuses/incentives that are paid to an employee at least quarterly
  • No changes to standard duties test
  • No exemptions for small businesses or non-profit organizations


Let Sage Time and Attendance help you maintain compliance with all your time-tracking needs.

CMS has composed the 2016 Wage & Hour Update presentation that provides you with detailed information on how to prepare for the updated FLSA Overtime Regulation.

2016 Wage and Hour Update New Overtime Rule from CMSiRecruit

About CMS

CMS has been helping businesses with their unique Human Resources, Time Keeping and Payroll needs since 1997. Our team of HR consultants are here to assist you with all of your Human Resources and regulatory compliance needs.

Please feel free to reach out to Dawn Royer, CMS’s Senior HRIS Consultant, at 860-269-0507 or via email at droyer@cmshris.com for further assistance.


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