DOL Issues New Proposed Minimum Salary Threshold

The Department of Labor has (finally) issued its new proposed overtime rule — which sets the minimum salary for an employee to be eligible for the white collar exemptions at $35,308.  You can read more about this development here.  This is significantly higher than the $23,660 that is currently in place but much lower than the $47,476 that the Obama administration tried to implement in 2016.

It’s important to remember that salary is only the first step in the analysis.  Even if an employee is paid a salary over the minimum, the employer still needs to establish that the employee satisfies the job duties requirements to be classified as exempt.