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Proposed Regulations Published - Salary Floor Would Be Doubled

At long last, the anxiously-awaited proposed changes in regulations defining the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, outside-sales, and derivative exemptions have been...more

USDOL’s Proposed Revisions to the Exemption Regulations Significantly Increase Salary Requirements, But Leave Duties Requirements...

The U.S. Department of Labor released its highly anticipated proposed rule on the Fair Labor Standards Act white-collar overtime exemptions yesterday, along with a fact sheet summarizing the proposed rule. The proposed rule...more

New Wage Regulations Dramatically Increase the Number of Hourly Workers

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed new regulations that will dramatically increase the number of employees who must be paid on an hourly basis. Before today, employees who earned $455.00 per week (or...more

Department of Labor Releases Proposed FLSA Overtime Rules Changes; Final Rule Expected to Impact Millions

The Department of Labor has released its long-awaited notice of proposed rulemaking updating the Fair Labor Standards Act’s white collar overtime exemptions. The DOL released the proposed rule on Tuesday morning and will...more

DOL Releases Proposed Revisions to "White Collar" Overtime Exemptions

On June 30, 2015, President Obama and Secretary of Labor Perez released a 295-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), seeking public comments on proposed changes to the "white collar" overtime exemption regulations. The...more

Proposed Rule Issued on Revising Exemptions From FLSA Minimum Wage and Overtime Requirements

On June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited proposed rule updating and revising the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations governing the so-called “white collar” exemptions from the...more

President Obama Proposes to Expand Overtime to Over 5 Million Salaried Workers

On June 29, 2015, President Obama unveiled a dramatic change to the country's overtime pay law in an opinion piece published by the Huffington Post. The president's proposal seeks to extend overtime protection to nearly 5...more

DOL proposes dramatic changes to FLSA overtime rules

In March of 2014, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum directing the secretary of labor to “update” and “modernize” the regulations under which the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) manages the Fair Labor Standards...more

DOL Proposes Momentous New Wage-Hour Regs

The anxiously awaited proposed changes in regulations defining the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s Section 13(a)(1) executive, administrative, professional, outside-sales, and derivative exemptions have been published by...more

Department of Labor Issues Long-Anticipated Rule Increasing Salary Level Test Applicable to White Collar Exemptions Under the FLSA

On June 30, the Department of Labor’s Wage Hour Division (WHD) issued its long-anticipated proposed rule and request for comments concerning recommended changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) white collar exemptions...more

U.S. DOL Releases Long-Awaited Proposal to Expand Overtime Protections

On June 30th, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its highly anticipated proposed revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) so-called “white collar” exemptions, the first major update to the federal overtime...more

Exempt Employees Must Be Paid $50,000 Annually By 2016 Under New Regulations From The U.S. Department of Labor

More than a year ago, President Barack Obama directed the Secretary of Labor to “modernize and streamline” the agency’s white collar exemption regulations under the federal Fair Labor Standard Act. Yesterday, the Department...more

Department of Labor Proposes Doubling Overtime Threshold for Many Exempt Employees

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires most employees to receive the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, and overtime pay for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek. The FLSA exempts several categories of employees...more

The New Overtime Regulations: Are Your White Collar Employees Still Exempt?

On June 30, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its long-awaited proposed rule that would revise the regulations concerning the white collar exemption contained in section 13(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards...more

New Overtime Regulations Will Impact Five Million Workers

For the first time in over a decade, the Department of Labor (Department) proposed updates yesterday to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) white collar overtime regulations. These changes will impact businesses...more

DOL Unveils Critical New Proposed FLSA Regulations

Action Item: The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has announced its much-anticipated proposed regulations regarding “white collar” exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), which, if implemented, would...more

Proposed New Overtime Rule: More Time or More Money?

For the past year, the U.S. Department of Labor has been working on new federal overtime regulations, which Jon Orleans reported in this blog last March [March 14, 2014, Revamping Overtime Regulations: No Specifics Yet] The...more

DOL’s Proposed FLSA Regs Will More Than Double the Salary Requirement for Overtime Exemption

The Department of Labor issued its long-awaited proposed FLSA salary regulations yesterday and, as many feared, they will have a massive impact on American businesses, more than doubling the salary companies must pay their...more

Proposed Revisions to “White Collar” Regulations Released; Salary Basis Increased to $921 Per Week; No Changes to Duties Tests

In March 2014, President Obama issued a memorandum to the U.S. Secretary of Labor directing the Secretary to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations for executive, administrative, and professional...more

DOL Announces Proposal to Require Overtime Compensation for Millions More Employees

Exemption May Require Salary of Over $50,000 - The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) is proposing a significant increase to the salary employers must pay many employees in order to “exempt” them from overtime,...more

The New FLSA Regulations: What Changed, What Didn’t, What’s Next for Employers

On June 30th, the Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division (WHD) announced its long-awaited proposal to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Regulations and, in particular, the regulations governing the “white collar”...more

New FLSA Regulations Released, Salary Threshold Doubled

Since last spring, we have been following developments in the oft-delayed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations rewrite by the Department of Labor (DOL). The Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and...more

Details of New Overtime Regulations Released Monday Night

On Monday night, details of the revised white-collar overtime regulations were released. But we’ll know more once the actual details get posted on the Department of Labor website on Tuesday. (Bloomberg was the first to report...more

Summer Storms and the FLSA: Paying Employees When Inclement Weather Shuts You Down

As we head into the waning days of June, strong storms and persistent flooding have been all over the news lately. Near me, storms earlier this week demolished homes and businesses, dropped a communications tower on a fire...more

Update On Recent And Anticipated Federal Regulatory Developments

Federal white collar exemptions: According to the Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) most recent Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, proposed rules revising the regulations implementing the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) are...more

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