How the New Fair Labor Standards Act Impacts EHS

How the New Fair Labor Standards Act Impacts EHS

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How should EHS managers be preparing for the new Fair Labor Standards regulations, in effect December 1? @AnteaGroup
Monday, October 10, 2016 - 9:25am


Nearly 80 years ago, the United States enacted the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to introduce the 40-hour work week, establish a minimum wage, guarantee overtime for specific jobs, and end oppressive child labor. Over the years various amendments--such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967--have been added to further improve the life and work environment of workers.

On May 18, 2016, President Obama and Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced the final rule updating overtime pay regulations for many white collar workers. As a result, companies across industries are working to comply with the Dec. 1, 2016 deadline, while also bolstering their bottom line.

How should EHS managers be preparing for the new regulations, in effect December 1? How will EHS operations potentially be impacted? Find out on the Antea Group blog.

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