DOL Sets New Standard Salary Level for Overtime

DOL Sets New Standard Salary Level for Overtime

On September 24, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) raised the standard salary level threshold for full-time workers from $455 to $684 per week. This means that employees making less than $35,568 per year will be eligible for overtime. Additional areas impacted by the DOL ruling are listed below:

All changes are effective January 1, 2020. Between now and then, employers should determine if employee reclassifications are necessary or if salary levels should be adjusted for exempt employees. 

For more details regarding the DOL’s new ruling, click the two links shown below:

https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime2019 

https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/whd/whd20190924 .

Submitted by: Mia Snipes, Human Resources

Source: Department of Labor and Society for Human Resources 

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