Revision of Federal Overtime Rules

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Summary

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a final rule that affects overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer employees (the “white collar” exemption). To be exempt, an employee must meet certain tests related to job duties and be paid on a salary basis at not less than a specified minimum. When this rule takes effect December 1, 2016, that salary level will increase to $913 per week (equivalent to $47,476 annually for a full-year worker), up from $455 per week ($23,660 annually). The duties test is unchanged under the final rule.


Sources of additional information

  • CLICK HERE to read the final rule published by DOL.
  • CLICK HERE to read summaries, fact sheets and frequently asked questions about the final rule.

Important dates and deadlines

May 23, 2016: Final Rule Published by DOL
Current Status:
On Hold (Preliminary Injunction)
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Dec. 1, 2016: Effective Date of Final Rule