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Overtime eligibility increase to have big impact on restaurants

New federal overtime rules will be effective Dec. 1

Restaurateurs and other employers have until December to comply with a new federal overtime standard that will dramatically increase the number of workers who qualify for extra pay.

The final rule, being published today, doubles the salary threshold for employees to be considered exempt, from $23,360 to $47,476 — meaning that managers would have to receive at least $47,460 to considered salaried workers. The rules are expected to make another 4 million workers eligible fo

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