Requirements by State
While the new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), overtime rule was put on hold, keeping the minimum salary requirement for White Collar Employees at $455 per week, several states have their own requirements.
California’s state law, for example, requires that exempt employees make at least twice the state minimum wage on a monthly basis. Consequently, the minimum salary for exempt employees who work for California employers with 26 or more employees increased this year.
Alaska also requires a minimum of twice the minimum wage, while New York is poised to implement a new minimum of $825 per week. Some other states require that exempt employee make at least the state minimum wage, which could eventually lead to a minimum exempt employee salary that is higher than the federal threshold, if it remains stagnant at $455 per week.
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