11/26/2016 – UPDATE – New Overtime Pay Rule for Salaried Workers

UPDATE:  A Federal Judge has issued a temporary injunction to suspend the implementation of the increase to the exempt salary threshold to $47,476 set to begin on December 1st this year.  The court will hold hearings to determine if the Department of Labor had the authority to change the salary cap.  This doesn’t grant employers a reprieve, though – they still have to classify workers correctly.  If you are an employer and aren’t quite sure who can be classified as an exempt worker, please give me a call or shoot me an email.  I’m happy to review the rules with you!

The The Department of Labor has announced a new overtime rule to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  The change is to the threshold for paying overtime to non-exempt salaried workers – mainly those in lower or middle management positions.  The old threshold, in effect for more than 10 years, was $23,660; it was more than doubled to $47,476.  That means any lower manager making a salary up to that amount could get paid time and a half for any hours worked over 40 in a workweek.  In Idaho, many more middle-class employees now have overtime pay within their reach.  Read more here:

Dept of Labor Overtime Rule Announcement