BREAKING NEWS: New Overtime Rule Raises Salary Cut-Off to $35,568

September 24, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: New Overtime Rule Raises Salary Cut-Off to $35,568. Therefore, employees who make less than $35,568 are now eligible for overtime pay under a final rule issued today by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). This new cutoff will go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.

 


"To be exempt from overtime under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, employees must be paid a salary of at least the threshold amount and meet certain duties tests. If they are paid less or do not meet the tests, they must be paid 1 1/2 times their regular hourly rate for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek.

The new rule will raise the salary threshold to $684 a week ($35,568 annualized) from $455 a week ($23,660 annualized). A blocked Obama-era rule would have doubled the threshold, but a federal judge held that the DOL exceeded its authority by raising the rate too high.

The new rule is expected to prompt employers to reclassify more than a million currently exempt workers to nonexempt status and raise pay for others above the new threshold. 

 

In addition to raising the salary cutoff for exempt workers, the new rule raises the threshold for highly compensated employees from $100,000 a year to $107,432 (of which $684 must be paid weekly on a salary or fee basis). The increase is about $40,000 less than what the DOL initially proposed because it is based on the 80th percentile, rather than the 90th percentile, of all full-time salaried workers' earnings nationwide."* 

 

What will this mean for your company and your employees? 

Is your team in compliance with the new law? Have you done a compensation analysis recently? 

 

Read more details here: https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/Pages/Labor-Department-Issues-Final-Federal-Overtime-Rule.aspx?utm_source=marketo&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=~~NL%202019%20Breaking%20News%20New%20Overtime%20Rule&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWTJWaVpUaGlZVEUzTTJSaCIsInQiOiJBYXN0bXN6OG5sSVlaajJXUmdaNFZWd1wvcTRRRkhJUFk5R0E3b3dNeDhXcWlIVUhUbUdvUDU4V1wvQ00xQVNmMnlLNXdTUjFjcUczTGhuU1p0dERMZnRYTkFaaGhGbkpHXC8zd3BnM2VIQVdXMXBzQmpQOFBXeEU1aSszalc0S1dQeSJ9

 

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