A big change in how companies nationwide pay their employees could mean a big raise for some here in Idaho.

It sounds like good news for employees, but not so much for businesses owners.

Right now, anyone making less than $23,660 must be hourly and get paid time and a half for working more than 40 hours a week.

The update will raise that salary level all the way up to $47,476.

So, starting December 1, if you make less than that amount, you must be an hourly employee. So basically, employers either switch workers in that pay bracket to hourly and pay them overtime, or raise their salary.

The Nampa Chamber of Commerce is holding a luncheon today to discuss the change and offer information to local business owners.

You can find more information on the update to the law HERE.

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