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New FLSA Overtime Rules Take Effect on January 1, 2020

November 15, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has finalized its new rules regarding overtime pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  These new rules will take effect on January 1, 2020.

Under the DOL’s final rules:

In certain states, such as New York, state law has already set the minimum salary levels for exempt, administrative, and professional employees higher than the new salary thresholds in the final FLSA regulations.  Additionally, in other states, such as Connecticut, the FLSA’s highly compensated employee exemption is not recognized.  For employees, however, whose exempt status is governed by the FLSA’s salary levels, employers should review their salaries and ensure that these employees are properly classified in light of the DOL’s new regulations. 

Please do not hesitate to contact any of our attorneys if you have any questions about your company’s compliance with these new regulations.