Tracking Employee Hours – 3 Quick Q&A’s

 Tracking Employee Hours – 3 Quick Q&A’s

Effective December 1st , the new overtime rule will result in many employers having to track work hours of those employees who are newly eligible for overtime.   For some, this is the first time they’ll be tracking hours and I’ve been getting some recurring questions...
Can I Pay Overtime with “Comp Time”?

Can I Pay Overtime with “Comp Time”?

Q:  I manage hourly employees and I heard I could give them comp time instead of overtime pay.  Is this legal? A:  Not if you work in the private sector.  The Dept of Labor has made it clear that “comp time” –defined as “compensating later with time-off” in lieu...
How Will New Overtime Rule Affect You? Part 2

How Will New Overtime Rule Affect You? Part 2

Last week, I responded to a reader who wanted to know how the new overtime rules would affect him.  He manages a small staff in a small company and even though he works an average of 50 hours/week he’s exempt from overtime. His salary is $37,000.  According to the...