U.S. workers affected by December 1, 2016 FLSA overtime increase, by occupation

This statistic shows the number of salaried workers who will be affected by the increase in the overtime salary threshold provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), to take effect on December 1, 2016, by occupation. As of December 1, 2016, an estimated 1.6 million additional workers in service occupations will be eligible for overtime benefits.

Number of salaried workers affected by the December 1, 2016 FLSA overtime increase in the United States, by occupation

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Release date

May 2016


United States

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Shows number of directly benefiting salaried workers who will newly be guaranteed overtime protection by virtue of their salary alone under the higher overtime threshold.

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