What are the Overtime Laws in Ohio and should you be paid overtime even if your employer calls you salary? The Ohio Overtime Laws changed in 2020 because new federal regulations that govern overtime and exemptions were issued by the Department of Labor.
- New overtime laws took effect January 1, 2020.
- “Exempt” means your employer does not have to pay you overtime rates for hours worked over 40 in a single workweek.
- To qualify as “exempt” your employer must pay you a guaranteed minimum salary each week, and your primary job duties must fall into a specific category (Overtime Exemptions: Executive, Administrative, Professional, Computer Related, Outside Sales)
- Salary Minimum Raised to $684 per week, or $35,568 annually (previously $455 per week, or $23,660 annually) – If you do not make at least $684 per week, then your employer must pay you overtime.
- Employer can count non-discretionary bonuses or other incentive payments, such as commissions, towards the employee’s weekly salary to determine whether the salary minimum is met (with limitations).
- Annual Minimum for Highly Compensated Employees Increased to $107,432.00 per year (previously $100,000 per year)