Chris McCarty: First Hurdle for FLSA Salary Threshold Just Got Higher
If you are sleeping well November 30 and wake up to the sudden sound of screaming around midnight, please take a deep breath and just go back to sleep.
The screaming should be unrelated to either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton by that point, but it is still expected as of December 1. That is the effective date for the new minimum salary threshold under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
As a quick refresher, the FLSA governs federal requirements for employers when it comes to minimum wage, overtime and child labor. Employees falling under the FLSA — known as non-exempt employees – must receive overtime pay for work beyond 40 hours a week.
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Chris W. McCarty, a shareholder in our Knoxville office, practices in the areas of employment law, education law and civil litigation. Mr. McCarty handles matters before state and federal courts throughout Tennessee, and has argued before the Tennessee Court of Appeals. Mr. McCarty also presents on employment and education law topics. His articles on those topics have been seen in numerous publications, including HR Magazine, the Tennessee Bar Journal and the Knoxville Business Journal.