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L&I extends overtime rules comment period


Last updated 9/5/2019 at 8:54am

In a Sept. 3 news release, Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) announced that because of a high level of interest, it is extending the public comment period on its proposed changes to the state’s overtime rules.

Comments will now be accepted through Friday, Sept. 20, two weeks later than the original Sept. 6 deadline.

In June, L&I proposed an incremental increase in the minimum salary threshold for employees to be considered exempt from overtime. Under current federal guidelines, to be overtime exempt, an employee must perform certain types of managerial duties and be pa...

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