Must Read: A Broadcaster’s Guide to the U.S. Department of Labor’s New Overtime Exemption Requirements
By: Julia E. Judish, Scott R. Flick, and Jessica Nyman
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
On May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published final regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that more than doubled the minimum salary level necessary to be exempt from the Act’s overtime rules. While the changes affect all businesses subject to the FLSA, broadcasters in particular may feel the impact of the changes given the staffing models used by many TV and radio stations. The new requirements will go into effect on December 1, 2016, and broadcasters need to take steps to adapt to, and minimize the impact of, those changes prior to that deadline.
Download the eight-page guide (PDF) here.