If you have salaried employees that earn between $23,660 and $47,476, then guess what? In a few weeks’ time, they will become part of the estimated 4.2 million employees that will become newly eligible for OVERTIME. That’s right. You must be prepared to pay time and a half for any overtime hours worked for employees who earn less than $47,476. Why, you ask? Effective December 1, 2016, the salary threshold within the Fair Labor Standards Act will almost double, impacting thousands of businesses and millions of employees. If you haven’t already, you should review your records to identify whether you have salaried employees that meet the new criteria. If the answer is yes, you should develop a communication strategy for all impacted employees, review their existing job duties and responsibilities to identify specific areas or functions that may lend themselves to overtime hours or the potential of “off-the-clock” work, and implement (and enforce) an Overtime Authorization policy.