Thanks to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), any salaried employee earning less than $47,476 annually would be entitled to time-and-a-half for work that exceeds 40 hours per week. This is almost double the current salary cutoff for overtime pay, $23,660.

Employment attorney and shareholder with the law firm Baker Donelson, Dena Sokolow explains steps that local governments can take to comply with this rule. She also points how/why employers must track their employees hours:

What is important to track are the total daily hours that the employee actually works. Employers will also need to closely monitor newly classified employees. Prior to the overtime law change, these employees were exempt and therefore, not required to keep track of their hours. They may have regularly performed work outside normal working hours (such as taking home documents to read, sending emails or making work calls).

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