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How New Overtime Rules Affect Community Radio

Community radio will feel new federal pay and overtime rules, which take effect soon.

Policy changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act mean, as of Dec. 1, those making $47,476 annually or less are entitled to overtime.¬†Today’s rules set exempt employees at $23,000/year, paid on a salary basis and meet a particular category, including professional, administrative or executive.

The change coming Dec. 1 has to do with exemptions. Employees now need to be paid at least $47,476/year on a salary basis to not be eligible for overtime. Current newspaper featured this conversation on the new rules on The Pub podcast, featuring attorney Rebecca Rizzo:

Lawsuits have been filed to block the new regulations, which affect small business too. However, Dec. 1 remains the deadline.

NFCB member stations are soon to get a primer on this issue. Non-member stations are encouraged to join NFCB now.

2017-09-20T22:11:19+00:00 By |