Overtime

Breaking: DOL Proposes New Overtime Rule

Breaking: DOL Proposes New Overtime Rule

On Thursday March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the proposal of a new overtime rule.  According to the DOL press release, this rule would now make over 1 million American workers eligible for overtime.   The new proposal would raise the salary threshold starting on January 1, 2020 to $679 per week, or roughly $35,308 annually.  Currently, the salary threshold is at $455 per week or roughly $23,660 annually.  The current salary threshold has been in place since 2004.