Exempt/Non-Exempt Employees, Law Firms, And Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

By Phil Lamos, Chief Legal Counsel, Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee Craig Shopneck (Cleveland, OH)

On December 1, 2016 new rules will go into effect governing who is entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act. These rules will change the amount an employee can earn before they can be considered exempt and thus not entitled to overtime pay.

There are a variety of tests to determine if an employee can be considered exempt. One of these tests is the “standard salary” test; an employee who earns a salary below a certain level . . .

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