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By Jill J. Weinberg, Board Certified Labor Attorney
New 2016 Federal regulations revise FLSA exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees by changing the minimum salary requirements for the white collar exemptions. Under current regulations, employees who made $455 per week AND met the “job duties” test, qualify for the white collar exemption and are not entitled to overtime. Now, under the new 2016 regulations, salaried employees must be paid a minimum salary requirement of $913/week to be exempt from being paid overtime. The 2016 regulations also increase the salary requirements for Highly Compensated Employees from $100,000 per year to $134,004 per year. These new regulations go into effect on December 1, 2016.
The 2016 regulations however, make no changes to the “job duties” test for white collar exemptions. The following must be met be for employees to qualify under each of these exemptions: