New Overtime Regulations Take Effect In December


New rules from the Department of Labor that govern which em­ployees are eligible for overtime pay take effect on Dec. 1, and truck­stop and travel plaza operators are working to understand how the rules will affect their operations and how they will comply.

“For us out here in the real world it is very difficult to deal with,” said Dan Alsaker, president of Broadway Flying J.

The rules double the minimum salary threshold that employees must earn in order to be exempt from overtime pay, increasing the fig­ure to $47,476 per year ($913 per week), up from the previous salary of $23,660 per year ($455 per week).

Learn more! NATSO’s Vice President, Government Relations, Legislative and Regulatory Counsel David Fialkov has written a regulatory toolkit on this issue. Download NATSO’s full guide to the overtime rules at here.

“All of our assistant managers fall be­low that threshold, so we have to go back in and rework how we address them. Some of our managers fall be­low that criteria as well, so we’re hav­ing to go back and restructure what we do with their pay,” Alsaker said, add­ing that one of the challenges with the change is it doesn’t take into account the cost of living in certain areas, such as rural towns where many truckstop and travel plaza locations operate...

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David Fialkov is the Vice President of Government Relations, as well as the Legislative and Regulatory Counsel, at NATSO. In this capacity, Mr. Fialkov directs NATSO's legislative, regulatory, and legal strategy on a range of issues, including transportation, energy and fuels, labor, data security, and taxes. Mr. Fialkov also oversees NATSO's political engagement program, including individualized legal and political counsel to member companies. Prior to joining NATSO, Mr. Fialkov was the senior associate in the Government Affairs and Public Policy practice at the law firm of Steptoe and Johnson in Washington, D.C. At Steptoe, Mr. Fialkov advised clients on legislative, regulatory, and political issues, as well as legal concerns. His primary clients included trade associations representing the motor fuel wholesale and retail industries, including the National Association of Convenience Stores and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America. Mr. Fialkov's focus was not only on the motor fuels business, but also the litany of other issues that retailers confront, including labor matters, foodservice issues, healthcare and employment issues, tax matters and data security. Prior to joining Steptoe, Mr. Fialkov graduated with honors from George Washington University Law School. He received his B.S. Summa cum laude with highest honors from Clark University in Worcester, MA. He lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Allison and daughter Lilah. More
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