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2019 Fair Labor Standards Act final rules released

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Reviewed Date: October 18, 2019

Original Author: 
Stokes, Richard
Date Created: 
Oct 18, 2019


Subjects:
Personnel--Fair Labor Standards Act
Personnel--Compensation--Laws and regulations
Personnel--Employment--Laws and regulations

2019 Fair Labor Standards Act final rules released

Summary: 
The U.S. Department of Labor has set a new standard salary level in the Fair Labor Standards Act of $684 per week/$1,368 biweekly/$1,482 semimonthly/$2,964 month (equivalent of $35,568 per year). The Department has also set the Highly Compensated Employee (HCE) annual compensation amount at a new level of $107,432. The new salary rates are effective January 1, 2020. This hot topic from MTAS reviews the history of the new rules and also discusses discretionary bonuses and incentive payments rule changes.

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