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Employee Overtime Pay

Posted Aug 14, 2015

In the most recent case regarding employee overtime pay, U.S. District Court Judge Garland Burrell ruled in favor of Provident Savings Bank in their claim that the Fair Labor Standards Act allowed it to classify mortgage underwriters as being exempt for the law’s overtime rules. Because federal courts have interpreted overtime rules differently, this article in the Wall Street Journal surmises that this issue could ultimately wind up before the Supreme Court. In July 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million white collar workers. See the FAQ  at the Labor Department website.