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You Might Get a Raise in January!

September 25, 2019

Media employment lawyers will help you with for the minimum wage raise in January, if you're eligible.Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced new rules effective January 1, 2020 that will raise the minimum salary level for exempt employees from $455 a week (currently) to $684 a week. Generally speaking, this means that after January 1, if your employer classifies you as a “salaried” employee who doesn’t get overtime pay for any hours worked over 40 in a week, your salary must be at least $35,568 a year. Otherwise, you cannot be legally classified as a “salaried” employee and your employer must pay you on an hourly-rate basis with overtime pay.

But as a nod to employers, the Feds will also start permitting nondiscretionary bonuses, incentive pay, and commissions that are paid annually to count for up to 10% of an employee’s minimum salary requirement.

You can read more about the new salary and overtime rules at the Department of Labor’s website.

If you have any questions about your wages, think your employer owes you backpay, or are an employer who is unsure about whether it is paying its employees correctly, the Media employment lawyers at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. have the answers you need. Call 610-565-3701 today to speak to a knowledgeable member of our legal team. You can also contact us online. From our offices in Media and West Chester, Pennsylvania, we assist clients across the greater Philadelphia area, including Chester County, Delaware County, and Montgomery County.

A Message to Our Customers About Coronavirus COVID-19:
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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

We want to assure everyone that during this unprecedented and difficult time, we are still operating and will continue to meet all the legal needs of the residents of the Delaware Valley. While the Governor’s recent orders have restricted the operations of some businesses, Eckell Sparks has deployed a variety of applications and hardware that allows both our attorneys and our support staff to confer with clients remotely, provide consultations to those seeking legal advice, and continue to provide the high level of legal services to our clients as we have always done. For more than 50 years, our Firm has been a force in the Delaware Valley legal community. And by now also leveraging technology, we will continue to do so both during, and after, the current public health emergency.

So, if you need us, we are here. Are you an employer and don’t know what to do under all the new Corona-virus laws being passed in Washington? Were you injured in a car accident either before, or during, the current crisis? Call or email us. We can help. www.eckellsparks.com 610-565-3700.

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