Author: Stephen D. Hans & Associates
DOL Sets Overtime Rules Affecting the Restaurant Industry
Whether you own a fast food restaurant or a fine dining establishment, you must now pay your salaried workers overtime if they meet new qualifications set by the Department of Labor (DOL).
How Does the New DOL Overtime Rule Compare with Past Rules?
The DOL released the new rule in May 2016. The limit on salaried workers who could collect overtime had stayed at $23,660 since 2004. Here are some relevant facts for owners in the restaurant industry:
- Average wages in the U.S. for chefs, head cooks and pastry chefs are $45,920
- Bakers’ wages average is around $26,270
- Culinary Journalists’ mean wage is $46,560
- The majority of these employees work 50 or more hours per week. Read More
(Information from Eatery.com)
When Does the Overtime Rule Go into Effect? Read More
Stay on Top of Changing Laws as an Employer
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