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Department of Labor Overtime Rule


David Hickey
VP, Advocacy
[email protected]

What’s new: Employees able to make overtime has increased to those making $47,476 or less. To be exempt from overtime, the employee must make over the threshold, be salaried and perform executive, administrative or professional duties.

What it means: More than 4.2 million salaried employees may now collect overtime.

What happens next: The ruling also changed the way the salary threshold is increased. Now, it will automatically grow every 3 years to keep up with inflation. Based on wage growth projections, the threshold is expected to rise to more than $51,000 with the first update on January 1, 2020.