WASHINGTON — The National Federation of Independent Business is holding a free webinar on Dec. 4, covering the federal government's new overtime rule, which takes effect Jan. 1.
The webinar — New Overtime Rule: What Small Business Needs to Know — will run noon to 1 p.m. and feature Tammy McCutchen, a principal at Littler Mendelsson P.C., a San Francisco-based law firm with a "singular focus on labor and employment law."
Ms. McCutchen is a former administrator of the wage and hour division at the U.S. Department of Labor and now is considered a leading authority on federal and state wage and hour laws.
Under the new Labor Department rule, employees who make less than $35,568 will be eligible for overtime pay. The rule applies to the white-collar "executive, administrative and professional" (EAP) exemptions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the NFIB said.
The so-called EAP exemptions determine which employees are exempt from overtime-pay requirements under federal law when they work more than 40 hours in a week.
During this webinar, the NFIB/Ms. McCutcheon will advise on:
- Proper classification of employees as exempt or non-exempt under new rule;
- Importance of a job description in the implementation of new rule;
- Proper implementation of Fair Labor Standards Act rules; and
- Proper payment of exempt and non-exempt under FLSA rules.
Interested parties can register at the NFIB's website.