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The New Overtime Rule Proposal: What Churches Should Note

Editor’s note: On September 24, 2019, the US Department of Labor announced the final version of its rule. Of note for churches and church leaders: the adopted “standard salary level” is $684 per week, or $35,568 per year, for a full-year worker. This is slightly higher than the original rule proposed in March.

Editor’s note: For an in-depth treatment of this topic, see Richard Hammar’s analysis in “A Closer Look at New Overtime Rules Taking Effect in 2020.”

On March 7, the US Department of Labor (DOL) “issued its long-awaited replacement of the Obama administration’s controversial overtime rule, raising the minimum salary threshold required for workers to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's ‘white collar’ exemptions to $35,308 per year,” reported Law360.com. The new weekly minimum salary will work out to be ...

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  • March 8, 2019

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