What Do the Department of Labor’s Proposed Changes Mean for Restaurants?

July 9, 2015Articles Fast Casual

These are tough times for restaurant operators, and they are only getting tougher. On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking primarily to revise the baseline salary requirements that must be satisfied in order for an employee to be exempt from overtime.

Under the proposed rules, the minimum salary threshold that must be paid to exempt employees will more than double. Although these proposed regulations have been expected, they have created a lot of confusion.

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