New overtime rules were announced on September 27, 2019 by the U.S. Department of Labor, and they take effect January 1, 2020. Fortunately, you have a little time to prepare and to examine employee positions in your agency that are “exempt” under the Federal overtime rules.
What the New Rules Do:
- Raise the salary threshold from $455 per week to $684 per week (or $35,568 per year)
- Raise the total annual compensation requirement for “highly compensated employees” from the currently enforced level of $100,000 per year to $107,432
- Allow employers to use non-discretionary bonuses and incentive payments (including commissions) paid at least annually to satisfy up to 10% of the standard salary level
- Revise the special salary level for workers in U.S. territories.
We’ve Got You Covered.
Employers need to examine salaries of their exempt employees and consider what each employee will earn for the calendar year 2019 to determine a course of action moving forward. Join us at 2 pm on November 14, 2019 for the PWW 2019 Employment Update. We’ll cover what’s needed to bring your agency into compliance with the latest rules affecting the industry.
- What the new overtime rules mean for EMS
- The actions steps you’ll need to take under the new rules
- Whether you really paying overtime correctly
- If your salaried employees actually meet the exemptions for overtime
- What your 2 choices are if any currently exempt employee will not earn the threshold amount in 2020
We’ll also cover the latest on OSHA and other rules affecting the EMS workforce.