New overtime rules for salaried workers adopted by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries 

The Washington Department of Labor and Industries announced rule changes to raise the income threshold of salaried workers eligible for overtime compensation. The Dec. 11 rule change is the strongest in the nation and is expected to cover an estimated 250,000 workers once fully implemented. The previous threshold of $23,660 per year will now be tied to minimum wage and will increase to $83,356 by 2028. 

“Working Washingtonians should be able to count on fair treatment and fair pay. Modernizing overtime protections will help make that promise real for thousands of workers and families,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine. “I support this rule – the nation’s strongest – because it is the right thing for workers, and because rebuilding the middle class will strengthen our region’s economy.” 

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