Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
The new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has revised the salary threshold for employees, requiring dentists (employers) to pay overtime to full-time employees making less than $47,476.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: As of November 22, 2016, a federal judge from Texas issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Department of Labor (DOL) overtime rule, scheduled to take effect December 1. The rule would have doubled the salary threshold-from $23,660 to $47,476 per year-under which most salaried workers are guaranteed overtime, affecting how you pay some of your employees. The DOL is considering its legal options to overturn the injunction, so implementation may simply be delayed. Therefore, the MDS recommends that you ensure that you have employees properly classified under the current ruling, which is not just about salary but also about the duties your employees perform.