New overtime rules could inflate payroll expenses
Abstract: A proposed rule, recently issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, would update the overtime exemptions for so-called white-collar workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. If finalized, the new rule could lead to higher compensation and payroll tax expenses for employers, including nonprofits. This article describes current regulations governing overtime and the proposed changes to them. It also spotlights some strategies that can be used to reduce overtime expenses.