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BREAKING NEWS: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR RELEASES OVERTIME UPDATE PROPOSAL

Hey Compliance Warriors!

It’s what we have all been waiting for! The DOL has released the NPRM for the new . Read on…

The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime.

Under currently enforced law, employees with a salary below $455 per week ($23,660 annually) must be paid overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week.  Workers making at least this salary level may be eligible for overtime based on their job duties.  This salary level was set in 2004.

This new proposal would update the salary threshold using current wage data, projected to January 1, 2020.  The result would boost the standard salary level from $455 to $679 per week (equivalent to $35,308 per year).

The Department is also asking for public comment on the NPRM’s language for periodic review to update the salary threshold. An update would continue to require notice-and-comment rulemaking.

In developing the proposal, the Department received extensive public input from six in-person listening sessions held around the nation and more than 200,000 comments as part of a 2017 Request for Information (RFI).

The NPRM maintains overtime protections for police officers, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, and laborers including: non-management production-line employees and non-management employees in maintenance, construction and similar occupations such as carpenters, electricians, mechanics, plumbers, iron workers, craftsmen, operating engineers, longshoremen, and construction workers. The proposal does not call for automatic adjustments to the salary threshold.

https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/osec/osec20190307

Until Next Time, Be Audit-Secure!

Lisa Smith

About LISA SMITH

Lisa Smith is CEO of Andere Corporation and Chief Content Developer at HelpDeskSuites.com. Follow her on Twitter, connect with her on LinkedIn, listen to her Small Business Spoonfuls Podcast, and find more in her Compliance Warriors Facebook Group.

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