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New Overtime Regulations for 2020

  

Salaried exempt employees that fall into the Executive, Administrative, Computer or Professional classifications, as defined by the Department of Labor, are exempt from the requirement to pay overtime above 40 hours per week as long as those salaried employees make a minimum salary. There is also an exemption category for Outside Sales, but we are not including a discussion of that classification in this update. Effective January 1, 2020, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued final regulations raising that minimum salary from $23,660 to $35,568 or from $455 per week to $684 per week. 


The DOL estimates that 1.3 million workers will be impacted by this change including 7% of the non-profit workforce.


The definition of the Executive classification can be found on the DOL website at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/17b-overtime-executive


The definition of the Administrative classification can be found on the DOL website at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/17c-overtime-administrative


The definition of the Professional classification can be found on the DOL website at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/17d-overtime-professional


The definition of the Professional classification can be found on the DOL website at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/17e-overtime-computer


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Ohio Minimum Wage Increases for 2020

 The minimum wage in Ohio, which is higher than the federal minimum wage, will increase from $8.55 to $ 8.70 effective January 1st, 2020.