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U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Overtime Pay Rule with January 1 Effective Date

On September 26, 2019 by Schnader in Client Alerts

Matthew N. Korenoski and Jo Bennett published a client alert, “U.S. Department of Labor Announces New Overtime Pay Rule with January 1 Effective Date.” The alert analyzes the DOL’s recent announcement about a much-anticipated final rule, which, according to DOL estimates, will make 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay.

The client alert reports:

“The final rule updates the ‘white-collar’ weekly earnings threshold necessary to exempt executive, administrative and professional employees (EAPs) from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) overtime pay requirements. The new rule also allows employers to count a portion of certain bonuses/commissions toward meeting the salary level. The new thresholds account for growth in employee earnings since the thresholds were last updated in 2004. The final rule will become effective January 1, 2020.”

Click here to read the full alert.