The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is changing employment rules that determine which salaried employees in Washington are required by law to receive overtime pay, minimum wage and paid sick leave. These changes will affect Executive, Administrative, and Professional (EAP) workers across all industries in Washington State.
Changes to these rules will mean some employers will have to provide overtime, minimum wage, and paid sick leave to employees who previously were considered exempt. These employees will have new rights and protections under the Minimum Wage Act.
In April 2018, L&I started meeting with representatives from business and labor organizations to exchange ideas on key issues that will be addressed in the process of changing the employment rules.
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