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MY BOSS SAYS . . . I'm not entitled to overtime pay, but I've heard the rules are changing.

The rules for who qualifies for overtime are indeed about to change for 2016. It is expected that eligibility will be drastically expanded, affecting around 5 million workers. Currently, salaried employees qualify for overtime pay if they earn $455 per week ($23,660 annually) or less. The new proposal provides that a salary of $970 per week ($50,440 annually) or less will entitle you to overtime - regardless of your title or duties.

If you earn more than the limit, you can only receive overtime if you are not classified as an administrator, executive, or professional. Check back on this blog for more updates on the new overtime rules.

If you think you might be entitled to overtime pay and your employer disagrees, it is a good idea to check with an experienced employment law attorney and seek professional advice.