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2019 Overtime Update: What You Need to Know


This is a virtual event, accessible online and/or over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.



May 21 is the deadline to submit comments on proposed rulemaking that would raise the salary threshold for certain white-collar workers to be exempt from minimum-wage and overtime-pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act. However, potential federal rulemaking to revise existing requirements has been in the news since 2016, causing some confusion about the status of current rules, what changes could occur under proposed rules, when any changes would take effect, what effect these changes could have on state requirements and what any changes would mean for payroll departments. The current proposal, which was issued in March, could affect not only the white-collar salary threshold, but also certain pay requirements for highly compensated employees, and thresholds for U.S. territories and those working in the movie industry. Overtime requirements are challenging. This webinar aims to offer clarity on what the rulemaking means and what comes next.

This webinar will cover:

  • Existing federal overtime requirements
  • The backstory of overtime rulemaking
  • Proposed overtime-rule fine points
  • The effects of federal overtime rulemaking on other requirements, such as state overtime laws
  • Payroll’s role in understanding, enforcing, and remaining compliant with overtime requirements
  • Critical deadlines and resources
  • Different scenarios for the future of the rulemaking

Educational Objectives:

  • Review existing federal overtime requirements
  • Understand proposed federal overtime rule requirements
  • Explain how state requirements may interact with federal requirements
  • Discuss the steps in the federal rulemaking process
  • Recognize how overtime requirements affect payroll operations

Who would benefit most from attending this Bloomberg Tax webinar? Payroll practitioners, payroll managers, human resources professionals and managers


Michael T. Baer
  • Managing Editor
  • Bloomberg Tax & Accounting

Michael Baer, the managing editor of Bloomberg Tax's Payroll publications, has been with Bloomberg BNA since 1990 and has spent his entire time there covering payroll and HR issues. In 1998, he received recognition as a Special Friend to the payroll community from the American Payroll Association. Prior to joining Bloomberg BNA, Mr. Baer gained experience in payroll and human resources with Marriott, and later was the personnel manager for the Shanghai Hilton.Mr.Baer became a Certified Payroll Professional in 1991. He earned his M.A. in International Affairs from the American University s School of International Service and his B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.

Christine Pulfrey
  • Editor and Writer
  • Bloomberg Tax & Accounting

Christine Pulfrey is an editor and writer who has covered wage and hour, child support, and related payroll issues for Bloomberg Tax’s Payroll publications since 2011. Christine received her M.A. from American University and her B.A. from New York University.

Continuing Education

General COA, 1.0 RCH
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