Changes to Overtime Exemptions: Training Provided by Department of Labor and Industries

by WSCPA | Jun 16, 2020

The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) invites you to attend an upcoming webinar to learn more about updates to the rules governing employees exempt from the protections of the State Minimum Wage Act. These changes will impact workers classified as executive, administrative, and professional, as well as computer professionals and outside salespeople.

On Dec. 11, 2019, L&I announced changes to the rules that determine which workers in Washington are required by law to be paid at least minimum wage, earn overtime pay, and receive paid sick leave and other protections under the law (RCW 49.46).

The changes go into effect on July 1. They include updating the job duties tests, more closely aligning the language with federal standards and updating the minimum salary threshold exempt workers must earn.

The webinar will begin with a 45-minute presentation by outreach specialists from L&I’s Employment Standards program, followed by 30 minutes for questions and answers.

Webinars will be offered on following dates:

June 19 at 9:30 a.m.
June 22 at 9:30 a.m.
June 24 at 2 p.m.
June 30 at 9:30 a.m.
July 2 at 2 p.m.
July 7 at 2:30 p.m.
July 9 at 9:30 a.m.
July 14 at 9:30 a.m.
July 16 at 2 p.m.

You can register at L&I’s calendar of workshops, events and webinars. Look for “Overtime Exemptions Training Sessions (Webinar)” in the “Event Title” pull down menu.

If you have questions, contact L&I’s Employment Standards program at or 1-866-219-7321.

Note: These webinars are not sponsored or endorsed by the WSCPA. They do not qualify for CPE credit.

You are not allowed to post comments.