Employment Law Changes For 2020:

What American Workers Need To Know



While American workers ring in the new year by toasting champagne and making resolutions, their employers will be scrambling to ensure that they’re in compliance with the more than two dozen federal and state laws set to go into effect on January 1, 2020. Here are some of the most noteworthy. 

Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Provisions

By raising the standard salary level from $455 to $684 a week, this rule will make all employees who earn less than $35,568 annually—or some 1.3 million workers—eligible for overtime pay of at least time-and-a-half under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The salary threshold hasn’t been raised in more than 15 years, and many workers argue that this hike still isn’t high enough. 

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Source: Forbes

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