Major Changes to Exempt Status under the FLSA
The Department of Labor (DOL) has made some pervasive changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) which will affect the minimum salary requirement for employees to be considered Exempt from overtime.
As of December 1, 2016 the DOL has raised the minimum salary for administrative, professional, and executive positions from $23,660 to $47,476 to be qualified for Exempt status under the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime requirements. Highly Compensated Employees must be paid a minimum of $134,004 per year. This applies to all employers no matter how small.
In addition, the Department of Labor will adjust this base salary for administrative, professional, executive, and highly compensated employees. Also, there are still no salary level requirements for outside sales, teachers, doctors and lawyers. Read more…