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Department of Labor Proposes to Increase Exempt Status Salary Thresholds

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, July 7, 2015
On July 6, the Department of Labor issued a proposal to set new salary thresholds for purposes of determining exempt and nonexempt workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime pay protections.  The rationale is that the current levels for white collar worker exemption of $455 per week ($23,660/year) and for highly compensated worker exemption of $100,000/year total annual compensation are too low.  NLBMDA regulatory staff and the Regulatory, Codes and Standards Committee are reviewing the proposal in detail.  Comments to be filed with the Department of Labor are due September 4, 2015. Read more.

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