Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), employees are entitled to wages at or above the federal minimum wage and must be paid time and a half overtime for work after 40 hours in any work week. In enacting the federal wage and hour law, Congress exempted from these standards executive, administrative, and professional employees, and left it up to the Secretary of Labor to define the terms of the exemption.
Persons who are properly classified as executive, administrative, or professional employees are considered “exempt employees.” All others are “non-exempt” and must be paid at least the minimum wage and overtime after 40 hours worked in a week.
If the draft regulations were to be implemented as written:
What effect would the proposals have on your organization’s ability to advance its mission? Variables could include the need to raise more money, serve fewer people, or not being able to perform under government grants or contracts, among many others.
What effect would the proposals have on the individuals and communities your organization serves? For example, would higher compensation, if realized, reduce the number of individuals seeking services from the organization, and thus cut the workload of the organization or enable you to pursue other mission objectives?