Under federal law, when a nonexempt employee works more than 40 hours in a workweek, employers must pay them 1.5 times their regular rate of pay for all overtime hours or risk violating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay requirements. And that can be costly: employers guilty of willful or repeated violations are subject

UPDATE 5/18: President Obama finalizes FLSA changes on salary and compensation levels for “white collar workers.” The new legislation aims to better define exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional personnel. For employers to be considered staff exempt, employees must meet certain minimum tests related to their primary job and be paid accordingly on a salary