L&I would like your feedback on a revised version of the overtime employment rules that will affect executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) workers in Washington State. Under this proposal, L&I is considering increasing the salary threshold to between 2 and 2.5 times minimum wage starting Jan. 1, 2020.
As part of the proposal, L&I is looking for feedback on whether the higher salary threshold should be phased in based on employer size or geographic location.
Other possible changes to the rules include aligning the state and federal job duties tests, which are used to determine if an employee who is salaried is exempt from overtime.
Your input needed by Dec. 31
You can provide input online or by email (EAPRules@Lni.wa.gov) through Dec. 31. Feedback from the public will help L&I develop the official draft rules, which will be released when the formal rulemaking process begins in early 2019.
For more information, go to Lni.wa.gov/OvertimeRulemaking or contact L&I’s Employment Standards program at EAPrules@Lni.wa.gov or 1-866-219-7321.