As of 12/1/16, the minimum salaries for professional employees is being raised in order to be able to claim an exemption from the requirement to pay overtime. In other words, if your employees don't meet the threshold, you will be paying overtime at time and a half. Since this raises many interns and lower level architects' salaries, or requires that they be paid overtime at time and a half, I'm looking for ideas about how firms are addressing this issue.
Further, I'm wondering what our Government Affairs team at the AIA did to try to get architects added to the list of professions that don't have to meet the salary test. As currently written, lawyers, doctors and teachers are exempt from the minimum salary requirement test. Architects are not.