Proposed Changes to White-Collar Salary Threshold by DOL

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) latest effort to increase the salary threshold for white-collar exemptions was introduced on March 7, 2019.  In addition to the general salary threshold, the DOL proposes to increase the total annual compensation requirement for the highly compensated employee (HCE) exemption.  Finally, the department has eliminated language from the 2016 proposal related to automatic updates of the salary threshold.

 

Below is a comparison of how the current situation vs the 2016 and 2019 proposals:

 

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