Proposed new overtime rules
Back in 2016, employers nationwide prepared to comply with scheduled changes to overtime eligibility rules. The 2016 changes were never implemented, but on March 7 this year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released new proposed changes. If implemented, the changes would raise the overtime salary threshold for non-exempt workers from $455/week ($23,660/year) to $679/week ($35,308/year). Currently, the DOL projects that if adopted, the rule is intended to take effect around January 2020.
The rule is still in the proposal stage, meaning that it’s not final and the public may submit comments on the proposed rule. The DOL’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is available here. Additional information from the DOL—including items that won’t change under the proposed rule, such as the standard-duties tests for overtime exemptions—is available here.