NEW FEDERAL OVERTIME RULE BLOCKED!
What you need to know
A federal court in Texas has blocked the implementation of the federal overtime requirements which would have been implemented as of December 1, 2016.
Under the new rule, the minimum salary level for executive, administrative and professional exempt employees would have increased to $47,476 annually.
The nationwide preliminary injunction effectively blocks the mandatory increase, thus, keeping the current minimum salary at $3,466.67 per month for California employees.
California’s Strict Duties Test
Understand that paying the minimum salary does not by itself qualify an individual for exempt status. The job duties and the amount of time spent performing those duties are the deciding factors.
It is still prudent to take this time to review the current classification and perhaps make changes based on current duties.
We will certainly announce any further updates or changes regarding this area of compliance.
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