Law & Order

Labor Department Expands Overtime Pay for Salaried Workers

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The U.S. Department of Labor raised the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s “white-collar” exemption to $47,476 per year, effective December 1, 2016. Under the current rule, management, administrative and professional employees who currently earn a salary of more than $23,660 per year are exempt from receiving overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. The rule will impact an estimated 4.2 million salaried workers. 

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