Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
DOL's FairPay Overtime Initiative
Welcome to the FairPay Web site. It's designed to help you understand the Department's FairPay rules.
The FLSA requires that most employees in the United States be paid at least the federal minimum wage for all hours worked and overtime pay at time and one-half the regular rate of pay for all hours worked over 40 hours in a workweek.
However, Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA provides an exemption from both minimum wage and overtime pay for employees employed as bona fide executive, administrative, professional and outside sales employees. Section 13(a)(1) and Section 13(a)(17) also exempt certain computer employees. To qualify for exemption, employees generally must meet certain tests regarding their job duties and be paid on a salary basis at not less than $455 per week. Job titles do not determine exempt status. In order for an exemption to apply, an employee’s specific job duties and salary must meet all the requirements of the Department’s regulations.
Learn More About FairPay
Click on any of the seminars below to learn more about the new "white collar" regulations. The seminar can be paused or forwarded just like a VCR or DVD. Click on the underlined words in the slides and script for links to the regulatory text, preamble, fact sheets and other related documents. For optimal viewing, set your screen size to 1024 X 768. You can also download this seminar for your own training event.
For more information, call our toll-free help line Monday
through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
at 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243) or TTY 1-877-889-5627.