State overtime thresholds, minimum wage rates set to increase in 2018
- Overtime salary thresholds and minimum wage rates will rise in some states next year, Littler Mendelson reports. This means that despite the reprieve employers received from the Obama administration's overtime rule, many still have other thresholds with which they must comply.
- Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Washington are all expected to see changes this year, the firm says.
- Littler noted, however, that the rates could change through legislative or regulatory action, that local requirements may be enacted or amended, and states not discussed in its article could change their pay requirements, too.
As the federal government continues to delay and rescind various Obama-era initiatives, state and local governments are picking up the slack.
HR Dive readers reported that state and locals laws were their biggest compliance challenge this year, and for good reason. From "ban-the-box" laws to salary history bans, multi-state employers are facing an ever-growing list of laws to track. The momentum promises to continue into 2018, although stakeholders are pushing back with lawsuits and legislation that could preempt those laws.
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