Ahead of the official May 18 announcement from the Department of Labor (DoL) outlining the final rule for new overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Joyce Maroney, director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, and Sue Meisinger, former president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and former deputy under secretary for the Employment Standards Administration at the DoL, recorded a podcast discussion on how the changes will impact potentially tens of thousands of U.S. organizations and their estimated 4 million white-collar, salaried workers around the country.

Topics addressed in this FLSA overtime podcast include:

  • An overview of the proposed FLSA overtime changes, why the DoL and Obama Administration are taking these steps, and how U.S. businesses will need to adjust their payroll practices to begin accurately tracking hours worked by salaried workers who earn less than the new $47,476 threshold;
  • How every U.S. employer across every industry will be impacted by these changes, with the hardest hit likely being those in retail and hospitality;
  • Potential unintended consequences of the new FLSA rule changes, including limiting work-life flexibility, straining employee engagement and manager-employee relationships, and sparking a white-collar debate over ‘What is work?’;
  • Ways employees and employers will mutually benefit if the rule becomes law; and
  • Critical first steps U.S. organizations should take to prepare for the looming Dec. 1 deadline.


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