The Department of Labor announced changes to the federal salary threshold to exempt an employee from overtime.
Effective January 1, 2020, employees who earn less than $35,568 annually ($684 per week) will no longer meet the salary threshold and will become overtime eligible. This minimum salary threshold does not apply to bona fide teachers exempted under the Professional Exemption.
Additionally, as HRS previously communicated on August 15, 2019, The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced they are also changing the employment rules regarding the state overtime exemptions. L&I have not finalized the salary threshold; however, any increase to the salary threshold may take effect July 1, 2020.
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