Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Department of Labor has recently issued its final overtime rule, which will extend overtime eligibility to more than 4 million additional workers within the first year of implementation.

The rule, which will be effective December 1, significantly increases the minimum salary level for “white collar” employees to qualify as exempt from overtime pay requirements. Under the new rule, no employee who has a guaranteed salary of less than $47,476 will qualify as exempt under the executive, administrative, or professional exemptions. This will be more than double the current minimum salary level of $23,660 and only slightly lower than the Labor Department’s proposed $50,440. The rule will not affect hourly or other non-exempt workers, who already are eligible for overtime pay.