New rules from the Department of Labor that govern which employees are eligible for overtime pay take effect on Dec. 1, and truckstop and travel plaza operators are working to understand how the rules will affect their operations and how they will comply.
“For us out here in the real world it is very difficult to deal with,” said Dan Alsaker, president of Broadway Flying J.
The rules double the minimum salary threshold that employees must earn in order to be exempt from overtime pay, increasing the figure to $47,476 per year ($913 per week), up from the previous salary of $23,660 per year ($455 per week).
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“All of our assistant managers fall below that threshold, so we have to go back in and rework how we address them. Some of our managers fall below that criteria as well, so we’re having to go back and restructure what we do with their pay,” Alsaker said, adding that one of the challenges with the change is it doesn’t take into account the cost of living in certain areas, such as rural towns where many truckstop and travel plaza locations operate...