Only a handful of employees at Boise-based Bardenay would qualify for either overtime pay or an overall salary raise under new rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration. Most staffers are already hourly or paid more than $47,500 a year. “One of the nice things ... is that they give us until Dec. 1,” said Bardenay owner and National Restaurant Association board member Kevin Settles, after seeing the final rule Wednesday. “It's enough time to actually give it some real thought and understand it a little better.” Here, Craig West makes drinks during a lunch hour in February.
Only a handful of employees at Boise-based Bardenay would qualify for either overtime pay or an overall salary raise under new rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration. Most staffers are already hourly or paid more than $47,500 a year. “One of the nice things ... is that they give us until Dec. 1,” said Bardenay owner and National Restaurant Association board member Kevin Settles, after seeing the final rule Wednesday. “It's enough time to actually give it some real thought and understand it a little better.” Here, Craig West makes drinks during a lunch hour in February. Kyle Green kgreen@idahostatesman.com
Only a handful of employees at Boise-based Bardenay would qualify for either overtime pay or an overall salary raise under new rules issued Wednesday by the Obama administration. Most staffers are already hourly or paid more than $47,500 a year. “One of the nice things ... is that they give us until Dec. 1,” said Bardenay owner and National Restaurant Association board member Kevin Settles, after seeing the final rule Wednesday. “It's enough time to actually give it some real thought and understand it a little better.” Here, Craig West makes drinks during a lunch hour in February. Kyle Green kgreen@idahostatesman.com

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