Big “I" members, along with other employers, must adhere to new regulations on overtime pay from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) by Jan. 1, 2020.
DOL estimates that 1.2 million additional workers will be entitled to overtime pay as a result of the increase to the standard salary level for “white collar" exemptions. An additional 101,800 workers will be entitled to overtime pay due to the increased threshold for “highly compensated employee" (HCE) remuneration.
It is important for every member agency to evaluate current employees to determine if they are eligible for overtime pay and work with local counsel to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws.
To learn more about how the major regulatory change on overtime pay could affect your agency, watch a Big "I" webinar recording, which was co-hosted by Affinity HR Group, a national HR consulting resource and Big “I" Hires partner. Big “I" staff also created a three-page primer to help members prepare for the new overtime rules.