Tag Archives: Salary Basis

Pay Freeze? Winter Weather and the FLSA

Oh the weather outside is frightful … No, seriously, it’s actually dangerous here in Chicago. Since much of the city seems to be on lock-down today as we all try not to freeze to death, this seems like a good time to review the rules relating to employee pay during weather-related shut-downs. For non-exempt employees, … Continue Reading

Paying a Fixed Salary for a Fluctuating Workweek - Or, How To Pay Half-Time Overtime

Note – This post has been updated to correct a calculation error noted below. The impending increase in the minimum salary for the executive, administrative and professional exemptions under the FLSA has┬ámany employers looking for ways to manage overtime costs for newly-reclassified employees. As part of that search, you might have heard of this idea … Continue Reading

Can We Have Both Exempt and Non-Exempt Employees With The Same Job Title?

As employers try to figure out how to cope with the coming increase in the minimum salary for the executive, administrative and professional employees, some find themselves with job classifications where the salary scale straddles the new line between exempt and non-exempt. Can employers in this situation categorize employees whose compensation falls below the line … Continue Reading
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