Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

County board eyes salary rule changes


March 21, 2019

According to County Commissioner Art Swannack, Washington Labor and Industries will soon publish changes to the executive, administrative and professional wage rules.

In the state of Washington, the Minimum Wage Act exempts individuals employed in executive, administrative, or professional and outside salesperson capacities from being paid overtime so long as they fit certain criteria with their salary.

This rule has remained largely unchanged since 1976. There are now more exempted workers than was originally intended.

This is similar to the the Fair Labor Standards Act which requires that...

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