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Washington Updates Overtime Salary Threshold

Dec. 12, 2019, 2:50 PM

The minimum salary that Washington workers must receive to be exempt from minimum wage and overtime requirements is to rise to 2.5 times the minimum wage by 2026 under final rules issued Dec. 11 by state Department of Labor and Industries.

On July 1, 2020, the minimum salary level is to rise to $675 a week, or $35,100 a year, which is 1.25 times the state’s minimum wage. On Jan. 1, 2028, the threshold is to reach $1,603 a week, or $83,356 a year, which is 2.5 times the minimum wage. After 2028, the salary threshold is to rise when...

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