Department of Labor Announces Final Rule on New Overtime Salary Minimum
As we previously reported, we have been awaiting the final rule from the Department of Labor (DOL), raising the salary threshold for those eligible for overtime. Today, the DOL announced the new rule, raising the standard salary level from $455 per week to $684 per week ($35,568 for a full-year worker), which will make approximately 1.2 million more workers eligible for overtime. This new rule, which goes into effect January 1, 2020, will also allow employers to use non-discretionary bonuses and incentive payments (including commissions) that are paid at least annually to satisfy up to 10 percent of the standard salary level. Additional information about the new rule can be found here.
For questions regarding how the new overtime rule, job classifications, or wage and hour issues may impact your company, contact Mansour Gavin’s Labor and Employment Group.