ACTION ALERT: How will an overtime salary threshold of $80,000 by 2026 impact you?

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The state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is working to update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative and professional (EAP) employees over the course of six years to 2.5 times the statewide minimum wage beginning in 2020. The projected salary overtime threshold for small and large businesses in 2026 would be $79,872 and adjusted annually for inflation thereafter.

The Washington Hospitality Association and our members are actively engaged in the discussions surrounding the updates to these rules. The hospitality industry is unique in that it offers all levels of jobs, from entry-level to senior management and ownership. With a proposed salary threshold of $79,872 by 2026, many of the critical middle management positions in the industry would likely revert to hourly as employers examine the implementation of this new rule for their businesses.

L&I needs to hear from you.

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The deadline to submit comments is 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 20.

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