Minimum Salary for FLSA-Exempt Employees to Rise: Various Resources Updated, Added

Author: Michael Cardman, XpertHR Legal Editor

Effective December 1, 2016, new regulations from the US Department of Labor will raise the minimum salary for an employee exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from $455 per week to $913 per week.

The minimum salary level will be automatically adjusted every three years based on the 40th percentile level of full-time salaried workers in the lowest-wage Census region.

In addition, the new regulations will allow an employer to satisfy up to 10% of the salary minimum by nondiscretionary bonuses, incentives and commissions that are paid quarterly or more frequently.

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