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Overtime rules are getting an overhaul that could affect many restaurants.

How to prepare for new federal overtime rules

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Restaurant operators across the country should be taking a hard look at their overtime-exempt staff in preparation for new federal rules scheduled to go into effect Dec. 1.

The U.S. Department of Labor in May published final rules that will set a new federal standard for overtime eligibility. The new rules double the salary threshold for employees considered exempt from overtime requirements, raising the minimum pay to $47,476 annually, or about $913 per week, from the current thres

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