You probably all recall the frenzy in 2016 to adjust salaries to comply with a new Department of Labor Rule raising the salary minimum for your Executive/Administrative/Professional employees to $913 per week ($47,476 per year). These employees are paid a set salary every week and are not paid overtime. That rule stalled in a federal court. The Department of Labor has continued reviewing this issue and just released its proposed new rule of increasing the salary threshold to $679 per week ($35,308 per year). The process will take a while and will involve public comments, hearings, and probably lawsuits. I just want you aware of this development and to note that if you have salaried employees making less than $35,308 per year, you may need to consider adjustments in the future. If the new salary minimum is implemented and you do not raise the salary to that level, then the employee must be converted to “hourly” and receive overtime.