By Harvey B. Cooper and Peter M. Langdon
The United States Department of Labor has issued its final rules raising the minimum salary requirements for exempt executive, administrative, and professional employees (“EAP”). Effective January 1, 2020, to be exempt from the payment of overtime, the employee must be paid a minimum of $684 each week ($35,568 annualized) and satisfy the “duties test” for the claimed exemption.
The exemptions for outside sales employees and computer professionals paid at least $27.63 per hour are unchanged.
Here is a summary of the new rules:
What should you do now? Employers should start planning and take the following steps in the next few months:
If you have questions about the final rules or need assistance complying with them, please contact Harvey Cooper or Peter Langdon at 402-392-1250 or by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.