Overtime Pay Listening Sessions Coming to Seattle, Yakima, and Vancouver

Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries is engaged in rulemaking intended to expand overtime pay to workers in our state. There are two important items for consideration in the latest pre-draft rules:

  • The current draft lists a salary range pegged at 1.5x-3x Washington State’s minimum wage ($37,440 per year-$74,880 per year) as the salary exemption threshold.
  • The Department is proposing changes to the duty criteria for exempting an employee from overtime pay.

Washington Nonprofits submitted comments to the Department in response to its latest comment round that closed October 26th that can be downloaded here. However, the Department announced that it will be updating its initial pre-draft and hosting additional listening sessions in Seattle, Yakima, and Vancouver to hear from local employers. The event information is:

November 27
10 a.m. – Overview
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Feedback Session
The Swedish Club, Stockholm Room
1920 Dexter Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98109

November 28
10 a.m. – Overview
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Feedback Session
Hilton Garden Inn, Cascade Room
401 E. Yakima Avenue
Yakima, WA 98901

November 29
10 a.m. – Overview
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Feedback Session
L&I Vancouver Service Office
312 SE Stonemill Drive, Suite 120
Vancouver, WA 98684

We will continue to provide updates, analysis, and information on this issue. If you have any questions, please visit the Department of Labor and Industries’ engagement site or email Washington Nonprofits’ Director of Public Policy and Advocacy David Streeter.

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David Streeter is Washington Nonprofits’ Director of Public Policy and Advocacy.