More than 30 Wilkes County employees can qualify for overtime after revision of FLSA

Amendments to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) make it so more workers, including 32 Wilkes County, North Carolina government employees, can qualify for time and-a-half pay or compensatory time if they put in more than 40 hours of work per week.

From December 1, 2016 onward, only employees who are earning at least $47,476 yearly can be exempt from overtime pay or compensatory time. According to the United States Department of Labor, the amendment means that an additional 4.2 million workers all over the country and 156,000 in North Carolina are now eligible for overtime.

Alexandria, Virginia-based professional group, Society for Human Resources Management, said private sector employees most likely affected by the change in the law are those who work in middle management, retail and call centers, and the hospitality industry.

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