If you still have business clients insisting on in-house staff to monitor security after hours, The Department of Labor may have providing the tipping point for encouraging them to switch to a monitored and recorded CCTV system.
Changes to the FLSA You Should Know About
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) used to require that anyone smaking less than $455.00 per week be compensated for overtime. This didn’t affect the security industry because someone working over 40 hours a week should be bringing home more than that. However, earlier this year that figure was more than doubled to $913.00 per week. That means some businesses may be paying out lots of overtime to security staff.
Monitored Surveillance as a Money Saving Option
Switching to an externally monitored surveillance system is a money saving option over using an in-house staff to watch security cameras around the clock. Obviously, some clients may require that kind of in-house staff regardless. But for those who can do without, this mandatory overtime pay may be what finally causes a company to consider the switch.
Now is the time to inquire since businesses only have until the end of the year to start complying with the updates to the FLSA. These Department of Labor regulations could make overtime pay alone a bigger expense than monitoring services.
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