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Smart Benefits: DOL Guide Available on White Collar Exemptions to Overtime Rules

Monday, July 11, 2016


A guide to assist private sector employers transition to the requirements of the DOL’s recently published Final Rule on Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been produced by the Department.

The eight-page guide is designed to help employers understand their responsibilities and options for complying with the FLSA’s overtime provisions in view of the changes introduced to the salary level in particular to prepare for implementation of the Final Rule. It is set up in two parts: 

•    Part One: provides a brief background on the FLSA’s white collar exemptions and how they apply 
•    Part Two: details some options employers may exercise to determine how best to ensure compliance with the Final Rule

The guide includes examples of typical scenarios as well as sources and links for additional information. 

The effective date of the Final Rule is December 1, 2016.

Rob Calise is the Managing Director, Employee Benefits. of Cornerstone|Gencorp, where he helps clients control the costs of employee benefits by focusing on consumer driven strategies and on how to best utilize the tax savings tools the government provides. Rob serves as Chairman of the Board of United Benefit Advisors, and is a board member of the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI Broker Advisory Board, United HealthCare of New England Broker Advisory Board and Rhode Island Business Healthcare Advisors Council. He is also a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU), American Health Insurance Association (AHIA) and the Employers Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC), as well as various human resource associations. Rob is a graduate of Bryant University with a BS in Finance.


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