Proposed Overtime Rule Announced

Craig Regelbrugge March 20 2019

Authors: Craig Regelbrugge & Laurie Flanagan

On March 7, the Department of Labor released its revised overtime rule. The proposed rule is a significant improvement over a 2016 overtime rule promulgated by President Obama’s administration.

Under current 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 earning more than this salary level may be eligible for overtime based on their job duties.

The proposed rule would update this salary threshold, which...

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