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When do I have to pay my employees overtime?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Adrienne J. Hersh, JD
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Q.:  When do I have to pay my employees overtime?


A.:  The U.S. Department of Labor publishes rules that dictate when an employee must be paid overtime, usually at time-and-a-half, for hours worked more than 40 in a week.  There are a number of factors that determine when an employee must be paid overtime.


Before 2016, any employee whose salary was less than $23,660 was eligible for overtime.  The Department adopted rules in 2016 to raise the minimum Salary Test; however, the new rules are currently stayed by a federal court.  Therefore, the minimum at this time remains $23,660.  Chiropractic assistants whose salary is $23,660 or more but less than a highly compensated employee ($100,000 annual salary) must meet other tests to qualify as exempt from overtime; the fact that they are paid over the threshold amount is not sufficient by itself to exempt them.  For a detailed explanation of overtime rules, see the article on the ICS website, “Overtime Rules - Illinois and Your Options,” at:



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