- Emergency Consultation Services
- Risk Management Services
- Who We Are
- Our People
- What We Do
- Why We Are Different
- What’s New
- Where We Are
By: Paul H. Derrick
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that it is formally seeking public comment on the 2016 compensation revisions in the regulations defining the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s so-called “overtime rule” or “white collar” exemptions.
The overtime rule, which has been blocked by a federal court since November 2016, would require employers to pay certain executive, professional, and administrative employees at least $913 each week in order to avoid having to pay them overtime for all time worked beyond 40 hours in a work week. Under pressure from the business community, the Trump administration previously has suggested that the DOL would likely come up with a salary threshold that is lower than $913 per week but higher than the current level of $455.
The DOL’s announcement says that it is seeking input on 11 broad topics, including:
A copy of the DOL’s request for public comment is available here. The 60-day comment period will end on September 25, 2017.
We will continue to keep you apprised of developments in this area as they occur. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Paul Derrick at [email protected].