I always seem to get questions this time of year about paying overtime or “extra pay” to exempt employees. Many departments or companies have this time of year as their busiest and want to make sure that exempt employees can earn extra monies during this time without endangering their exempt status or actually converting those employees to nonexempt. I want to refer my followers to a great blog by Bill Pokorny of Franczek Radelet written for the Wage and Hour Insights blog that answers this exact question. I hope you find it useful.
On August 31st, the Judge in charge of the court case for the new OT rules initiated by President Obama issued its final ruling. Basically he sided with the plaintiffs. For an excellent recap of the ruling I am referring you to Bill Pokorny’s blog.