Conform the Laws Regarding a Salaried Employee Who Is Exempt from Overtime and Minimum Wage Requirements to Federal Law

Last updated: Apr 15, 2018

Details about this bill
Category: Wage and Labor
Status: Defeated
Sponsor: Senator Amy Volk, Senate 30 - Cumberland County
Session: 128
Bill #: LD 1769

Position:

Support.

UPDATE: The Senate has voted in favor of the bill, however, the House has voted the bill Ought Not to Pass. We will continue to monitor it, but passage is not likely.

UPDATE: This bill has a divided report from the committee. It will likely die in non-concurrence.

Summary:

This bill amends the description of a salaried employee for the laws governing limits on mandatory overtime and the definition of "employee" in the laws governing minimum wages to conform with the federal guidelines established by the United States Department of Labor under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. It sets the minimum salary at the threshold established by the United States Department of Labor under that Act. It eliminates the requirement that the salary threshold be tied to the state minimum wage.