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Comment Period on New Overtime Proposal to End Early September, Say DOL Officials

In a conference call held on Wednesday morning, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and Wage and Hour Administrator David Weil fielded questions about the recently released proposal to revise the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime...more

Newly Released Proposed Overtime Regulations Estimated to Make 5 Million Workers Eligible for OT

We noted last year that the Obama Administration had directed the United States Department of Labor (DOL) to review and amend the so-called “white collar” exemptions to the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards...more

Major Overtime Rule Changes are Coming – Are you Prepared?

Since 1938, the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) has set the federal minimum wage and mandated overtime pay (time and a half) for employees who work over 40 hours during a 7-day period. The FLSA exempts employees from the...more

DOL Issues Proposed Revisions to FLSA Overtime Exemption Regulations

The proposal seeks to significantly increase the salary level needed to qualify as exempt under the FLSA’s white collar standard and highly compensated exemptions. On June 30, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced...more

Department of Labor Proposes New Regulations Regarding “White Collar” Exemptions Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

On June 30, 2015, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) released a proposed rule which, if implemented, will alter the minimum salary threshold for the so-called “white collar” exemptions to the minimum wage and...more

DOL Releases Proposed Rule to Update FLSA’s Overtime Exemptions

As we announced in yesterday's blog post, the Department of Labor released its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that focuses on updating the minimum salary requirement for the Fair Labor Standard Act’s white collar...more

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Proposed Revision to Rule on Overtime Exemptions; Exempt Salary Threshold to More than Double;...

The U.S. Department of Labor posted an announcement on its website this morning that its much anticipated proposed rule to curtail existing overtime exemptions had been approved for publication in the Federal Register as a...more

Overtime Expansion Unveiled: Proposed USDOL Rule Would More Than Double the Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemptions

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division announced a proposed rule that would significantly increase the salary threshold to classify employees as exempt from the minimum wage and overtime...more

DOL Seeks to Cover More Employees with Overtime Protections

After years of anticipation, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its Notice of Proposed Rule Making on June 30, 2015, revising the overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by targeting salary...more

DOL’s Much-Anticipated Proposed “White-Collar” Exemption Rules Focus on Increased Salary-Basis Requirements

The Department of Labor (DOL) today issued proposed regulations which, if adopted, will dramatically increase the number of executive, administrative and professional (white collar) workers eligible to earn overtime...more

Department of Labor Issues Proposed Rule on Overtime

Yesterday, the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor used its rulemaking authority to propose changes to existing overtime regulations that President Obama announced would make “up to five million more people...more

The Wait Is Over - DOL Proposes New Rules for White-Collar Overtime Exemption

Early last year, President Obama directed the Department of Labor (DOL) to update the rules governing which white-collar workers qualify as exempt from federal minimum wage and overtime laws. Employers have since been...more

Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance Goes Into Effect July 2015

On July 1, 2015, Chicago's Minimum Wage Ordinance goes into effect for all covered employers and employees. The Ordinance, which will raise the minimum wage for Chicago workers to $13 per hour by 2019, was passed on December...more

Department of Labor Issues New Proposed FLSA White Collar Regulations

On June 30, 2015, the Department of Labor issued its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which updates the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations relating to white collar employees. The proposed regulation would...more

Highly Anticipated Proposed Changes to FLSA White Collar Exemptions Released

On June 30th, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) unveiled its long anticipated proposed rule that will, if enacted, raise the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s...more

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

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