This begins December 1, 2016. The change to who gets paid overtime is coming up soon. Hourly workers get paid overtime regardless. Salaried employees who exceed 40 hours per week are the ones that may be affected depending on their salary amount.
Big change coming. It’s a pretty big change in the rules concerning paying overtime to salaried workers who are covered under the FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act). Yep. Any exempt employee earning less that $47,476 will need to be paid time and a half for hours worked above 40 in a week beginning December 1, 2016. This means workers earning $913 or less in weekly salary will need to be paid overtime. Currently, the amount is much less: generally those earning less than $455 weekly must be paid overtime. The requirements don’t apply to outside sales and certain professional computer employees. The new rules also require the minimum amount to be adjusted every three years beginning on January 1, 2020.
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Info from the Department of Labor
Q&A from the Department of Labor
Info from the The Federal Register