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New Exempt Salary Levels Are In Sight

Quick reminder – the minimum salary levels for exempt employees will more than double on December 1, 2016.  The new salary level will be $913 per week.  In Wage and Hour accounting, everything is done on a weekly basis so annual salaries don’t count.  The new rule requires that exempt employees must receive a weekly salary of $913, guaranteed, and not subject to deduction for things like attendance, breakage, loss, production, etc.  Exempt employees who do not receive a guaranteed salary of at least $913 per week must be reclassified to non-exempt, keep a time card and receive overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week.  There are no exceptions for small businesses, non-profits, churches or anyone else.

There are lots of rabbits to chase and lots of issues to resolve and some employers have not quite finalized their plans.  There has never been anything like this in the history of the Wage and Hour regulations, going all the way back to 1938.  Please call DLI's human resources partner if you have any questions about this seismic change or if you would like to talk about it.  Also, if you would like to have our partner firm conduct an Exempt/Non-Exempt analysis, or a comprehensive Human Resources Management Audit, to make sure that you are up to date and in compliance, give DLI a call and we can put you in touch with our partner.

DLI members receive a free hour of consultation with our human resources partner firm.

Posted By Harry Kimmel | 10/14/2016 10:57:19 AM