Delay in Overtime Exemption Rule

December 9th, 2015 by JBWK

Submitted by Attorney Robyn H. Hansen

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Fall 2015 Regulatory Agenda, the Fair Labor Standards Act’s white-collar overtime exemption rule will be issued in approximately July of 2016.

The proposed rule, which was published in July 2015, proposed an increase in the salary threshold for exemption from the current $23,660 to $50,440. The comment period on the proposed regulations closed September 4, 2015, with the DOL receiving over 290,000 comments.

According to the DOL’s Fall 2015 Statement of Regulatory Priorities, the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division is currently analyzing comments to the proposed rule. We will continue to keep you informed of any further developments.

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