Employee Classification: Washington
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
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- Certain employees are exempt from Washington state's minimum wage and overtime requirements. See Minimum Wage and Overtime Exemptions.
- Other employees are exempt from Washington state's overtime requirements, but not necessarily its minimum wage requirements. See Overtime-Only Exemptions.
NOTE: The the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has issued rules that will raise the minimum salary levels and update the duties tests for exempt employees, effective July 1, 2020. See Future Developments.