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Which overtime exemption are you attempting to apply? There are several, and the salary requirements have some variation. I very much look forward to helping you on this matter.
For any of the conceivable exemptions that would apply to such employees, the minimum weekly salary is $455. Do not be confused by reference to "yearly" salaries that you may be seeing. References to the "yearly" salary minimum of $23,66 is just another way of expressing the $450/week requirement. It's simply multiplied out over the course of a year, being that salaries are often discussed in terms of the amount the employee will make after one year of employment.
This does NOT mean that an employer must pay an employee their full salary if they quit prior to one year, or if there is a lawful basis fro a reduction from the employee's salary in the course of the year. Compliance is judged on a "per pay period" basis. Provided you are paying the weekly minimum, less any permissible deductions (i.e. if an employee misses one FULL workday due to illness or personal reasons, a pro rata deduction from their salary can be made), you will typically be in compliance.
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