Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Lower paid "salaried" or exempt workers now must be paid overtime in the US
The New York Times applauds (“Making Overtime Fair Again”) the Obama administration Labor Department rule to require time-and-a-half for overtime for lower paid “salaried” workers (setting a threshold at about $47000) here.
This would not help salaried in-house programmers, who usually make more and are often on-call. It will help workers mainly in retail, convenience, and fast food, more in rural areas. But it's customary to pay W-2 contract employees on IT projects hourly through staffing firms (often with a per diem).