Both D.C. and Federal law provide that employees are eligible for overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week, unless the employee falls into an exemption from the overtime rules.
The Department of Labor has issued new overtime regulations effective January 1, 2020, which will change the minimum weekly earnings that certain “white collar” employees must earn to be exempt from overtime requirements. In addition, the new regulations leave in place the often-complex requirement that an employee’s primary duties be within in a “bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity” to be considered overtime exempt.
Misclassifying an employee as exempt from overtime can lead to lawsuits, government investigations, and significant financial penalties.
Tune in to the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center's webinar with Sadina Montani, of the law firm Vedder Price, to learn about how employees must be paid, and how their job duties must be structured, in order to properly classified for overtime purposes.
This webinar is appropriate for both nonprofits and small businesses.