Does your tribe have employees classified as exempt from overtime? The Department of Labor published a new rule that significantly changes one of the requirements necessary for exemption by doubling the minimum salary level. The rule will raise the salary threshold at which eligible workers qualify for overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476 per year. The implementation window is short for all employers, including tribal governments. The rule becomes effective December 1, 2016 and tribal employers must act quickly to determine the employees and tribal programs that will be impacted.
NAFOA's 2016 Fall Finance & Tribal Economies Conference to be held in Charlotte, NC on September 19-20 will feature a session to help tribal governments comply with the new rule and understand labor and employment law as it relates to Indian Country. Register today to learn more about this session.