FLSA – On December 1st, the federal annual salary threshold for employees exempt form overtime pay will double, increasing to $47,476 from $23,660. Employees who make less than the threshold must be paid time-and-a-half for any hours worked beyond the 40-hour workweek. Many employers will not be able to increase salaried employees’ pay to the new higher amount so those employees will become non-exempt.
Answer the following questions in a total of 525 to 700 words:
- How can employers deal with employees that may feel hurt and underappreciated when they are switched to non-exempt.
- What will the recruiting challenges be?
- What will the work-life balance challenges be? (telecommuting, flexibility)