** Comment Deadline Extended to September 20th **
Washington State’s overtime pay rules are likely to change beginning in 2020. The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is proposing to raise the overtime salary threshold (the minimum below which employees must be paid overtime for over 40 hours of work in a week) to 2.5x the minimum wage by 2026. This equates to a threshold annual salary of nearly $80,000 once the proposal is fully implemented. We know that this will impact many nonprofits, so L&I needs to hear from you.
L&I is proposing to align our state’s overtime pay threshold with a multiplier of the minimum wage. According to L&I’s proposal, the new salary thresholds would be:
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
- Watch our webinar on the proposal above and download L&I’s fact sheet. L&I also released a matrix comparing current federal duties test criteria with the proposed duties test criteria.
- Analyze the proposal’s impact an organize your comments using this guide.
- Write up the results as a letter to L&I, and submit it via email to EAPrules@Lni.wa.gov or fax the document to 360-902-5300 by September 20, 2019.
- After you’ve shared your comments with L&I, share the comments with your State Representatives and Senator. Use our guide to craft your comments and learn how to submit them.