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Overtime Rule Back on the Table – DOL Requests Feedback

August 3, 2017

Under the Obama Administration, new rules regarding overtime were set to go into effect December 1, 2016.  However, a federal judge in Texas but the brakes on the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) new overtime rule which would have doubled the FLSA’s salary threshold for the “White Collar” exemptions from overtime pay and would have automatically adjusted the threshold every three years beginning in 2020.

This topic is now being readdressed.  If you are interested in providing feedback regarding defining and delimiting the exemptions for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer employees, the DOL is asking for your help.

DOL has issued a Request for Information (RFI) offering the public the opportunity to provide information that will aid the Department in formulating a proposal to revise these regulations.

The RFI solicits feedback on questions related to the salary level test, the duties test, inclusion of non-discretionary bonuses and incentive payments to satisfy a portion of the salary level, the salary test for highly compensated employees, and automatic updating of the salary tests.

The 60 day comment period for all issues raised in the RFI ends on September 25, 2017.  For more information, go here .

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