An Act To Conform the Laws Regarding a Salaried Employee Who Is Exempt from Overtime & Minimum Wage Requirements to Federal Law, Sen. Volk (R-Cumberland)
This bill would have amended the description of a salaried employee for the laws governing limits on mandatory overtime and the definition of "employee" in the laws governing minimum wages to conform with the federal guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Labor under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. It also would have set the minimum salary at the threshold established by the U.S. Department of Labor under that Act and would have eliminated the requirement that the salary threshold be tied to the state minimum wage. The Senate supported the bill; the House did not. It died between the chambers.