You Can’t Work Overtime – And We Really Mean It!

Law360, New York (April 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As employment lawyers working under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage-and-hour laws, we often devote substantial attention to relatively complex problems of calculating overtime pay.

Indeed, over fifty-five pages of FLSA regulations, in ten point type, are devoted to this subject alone. When you add the volume of interpretative authority, the resulting stack of paper becomes frighteningly high.

There is, of course, a much simpler way of avoiding this laborious analysis when figuring out how to pay non-exempt employees. If employees don’t work overtime,...
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