Labor Department Releases Final Overtime Rule

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

This morning, the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division released its final rule revising overtime regulations for executive, administrative, and professional employees. The rule is scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2020. Highlights in the final rule include:

  • an increase in the minimum salary level necessary to qualify as exempt from $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $684 per week ($35,568 per year);
  • an increase in the total annual compensation requirement for “highly compensated employees” from $100,000 to $107,432 per year; and
  • a provision allowing employers to attribute a portion of nondiscretionary bonuses and incentive payments toward the minimum salary level.

The final rule has not yet been published in the Federal Register, but is available on DOL’s website. CWC plans to publish a more detailed analysis this week. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our compliance policy experts at 202-629-5650 or

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