After several decades with minimal change the Obama administration is set to publish a significant update of overtime rules, directed at the often abused "salaried exempt" category.
What to do?
Depending on the size and complexity of your organization there may be little work or there may be a great deal of work.
And the old misconception “anyone on salry is exempt from overtime” will be just as wrong in the future as it is now.
Some of the issues you may have to deal with:
- revise and update time keeping policies and procedures
- review all “salaried” employees against the new exemption rules
- consider who you want to be exempt and who you do not
- if some employees will lose exemption, consider staffing patterns and budgets
There is potential for a great deal of work and cost. On the other hand, updating and tightening operations can be a good thing.
If there are specific issues for health care providers we will note them in a future post.