New overtime rules: Now what?

New overtime rules: Now what?

Joe Kefauver is managing partner of Align Public Strategies, a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation’s Restaurant News.

The long-awaited changes to federal overtime rules have arrived. Vice President Joe Biden, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Ohio Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown unveiled them Wednesday at an event in Columbus, Ohio, a battleground state.

The most notable components of the rules are the doubling of the current salary threshold from $23,360 per year to $47,476 per year ($913/week) and the allowance of only 10 percent of bonuses and incentives to be counted toward total salary. The Depar

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