Department of Labor Publishes Proposed Rules on Overtime Pay Protections

Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a notice of proposed rulemaking updating the regulations defining who is entitled to overtime pay protections.   The rules have not been updated since 2004. The primary change is to raise the standard salary level to 40th percentile of weekly earning for full-time salaried workers ($47,892). The salary level is one of the three tests to determine if a person’s job is exempt from overtime protection. The other two tests involve being paid a salary and having job duties that primarily involve executive, administrative, or professional functions.   For more information about the rule visit the DOL website.

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