A new rule was implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor regarding overtime pay on January 1, 2020. After the rule change, 1.3 million more American workers are eligible for overtime pay. The earnings threshold that exempt certain employees from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s has been raised to $684 per week or $35,568 per year. To be considered a “highly compensated employee”, individuals must earn $107,432 per year. Commissions and bonuses can count up to 10% of the standard salary level. In addition, special salary levels for workers in the motion picture industry and U.S. territories have been updated.
The Department of Labor has compiled several resources for employers and workers to learn more about overtime pay. These resources include:
You can view more information on the final rule here.