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What You Need to Know About the New Overtime Rules in 2020

Posted Jan 29, 2020 10:05 AM
2020 is ushering in new rules on the federal and state levels that define which employees are exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay.

Washington Nonprofits is teaming up with Communities Rise and 501 Commons to present a two-part webinar series that will explain the legal implications of these rules and how to adjust your organization’s HR practices. Sessions are free thanks to the Office of the Secretary of State.

Read WN's summary of the new rules in Washington State and how this affects nonprofit organizations. Subscribe to their Public Policy & Advocacy Updates to get the latest news regarding overtime rules and other legislative developments right to your inbox.

New Overtime Rules – A Legal Perspective
Wednesday, Feb. 12 | Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Linda Fang (Banyan Legal Counsel)

New Overtime Rules – How to Update Your HR Practices
Wednesday, Feb. 19 | Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Matt Aspin (501 Commons)

Generally, employees must be paid minimum wage and receive overtime pay, but certain "white collar" employees (bona fide executive, administrative, professional, or outside sales employees) are exempt from those rules if they meet a minimum salary level and certain job duties tests. Both the federal and state labor agencies have made changes to the exempt employee rules that will be effective in 2020.

Most nonprofits may be impacted by these new regulations, so attend both sessions so you can understand the rules and compliance requirements and employ practical strategies to adjust to the changes. Matt Aspin, 501 Commons’ HR and Learning Program Manager, will provide you an understanding of new regulations, tools to analyze your current workforce and determine the impact of compliance, and templates/suggestions for communicating with employees.