Did you know on September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to make 1.3 million American workers newly eligible for overtime pay?
Under the new rule, most salaried workers who earn less than about $35,500 per year will be eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay, up from the current threshold of about $23,700.
The new federal overtime rule along with a minimum wage increase to $11.00 per hour takes effect January 1, 2020.
To help educate employers on what they need to do in order to be in compliance, we are welcoming back Doug Desmarais, a labor and employment attorney with the firm Smith & Downey.
Mr. Desmarais is an attorney whose practice deals with all aspects of labor and employer/employee relations. He is deeply committed to helping employers comply fully with the many laws and regulations that govern the workplace. Doug received an advanced law degree at Georgetown University School of Law in Labor Law. Prior to attending Georgetown, Doug received his juris doctorate degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, and a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Brigham Young University. He is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia bars.