Businesses Need to Be Proactive to Cope with the New OT Rule

On May 18, the Department of Labor (DOL) finally released its highly anticipated revisions to regulations governing the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the FLSA, employees who are considered exempt under one of the so-called ‘white-collar’ exemptions are not entitled to be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours in a workweek.