DOL Sets Overtime Exemption Threshold at $35,568 a Year

Raising the ante slightly on its original proposal, the Department of Labor (DOL) today published its final overtime rule, setting the salary exemption threshold at $35,568 a year, or $684 a week. The original proposal was for $35,308 annually, or $679 a week. The rule takes effect Jan. 1. According to a DOL senior official, […]

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DOL Overtime Rule Clears the White House

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a White House review agency, has cleared the new overtime rule from the Department of Labor (DOL) that sets the salary threshold for avoiding overtime at $35,308 annually. The rule, which should be published soon, will make an estimated 1.1 million more workers eligible for overtime. The rule […]

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Proposed Overtime Rule Heads to White House

The Department of Labor (DOL) is sending its proposed new overtime rule to the White House today for review by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) just five months after initiating the regulatory process. The rule, as initially proposed, would raise the overtime salary exemption threshold to $35,308 a year, up from the […]

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Overtime Proposal Published, Public Comments Sought

The Department of Labor (DOL) today published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding its overtime initiative in the Federal Register, opening a 60-day window for the public to offer comments, which will end May 21. Earlier this month, the DOL sent a draft of the proposed rule to the Office of Management and Budget […]

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It’s Official: DOL Proposes Overtime Threshold of $35,308 a Year

The Department of Labor (DOL) today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would make more than a million more American workers eligible for overtime, according to its estimates. Under currently enforced law, employees with a salary at or below $455 per week ($23,660 annually) must be paid overtime if they work more than […]

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New Overtime Threshold Purported to Be $35K a Year

With a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) expected this month on new overtime regulations from the Department of Labor (DOL), Bloomberg Law is reporting that the threshold for exemption from overtime pay will rise from the current $23,660 to $35,000 a year. The threshold originates in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which created overtime […]

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New Overtime Rule Reportedly Sent to White House

The long-anticipated rewrite of the Obama-era overtime rule has been submitted to the White House and its Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review prior to the issuance of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), it has been reported. This Trump-era rule is expected to set the salary threshold at which employees can be […]

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Proposed New Overtime Rules Now Due in March

The Department of Labor (DOL) initially said it expected to release a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on overtime in January, but in its just-released fall regulatory agenda, that date has been pushed back until March. The agenda says the NPRM “will propose an updated salary level for exemption and seek the public’s view on […]

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DOL to Push Overtime Rulemaking Back into 2019

In its latest regulatory agenda, the Department of Labor (DOL) confirms that its effort at creating a new overtime rule to replace the one now under a nationwide injunction is being pushed into 2019 from its original October 2018 deadline. In late November 2015, a federal district judge put a temporary hold on the Obama […]

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Paid Overtime for Sleeping on the Job?

It’s an issue that California has somewhat definitively solved, but one with which the nation’s courts have struggled: If your work requires you to sleep on the job, are you thereby eligible for minimum wage, if not overtime, during your non-waking hours? A case in Connecticut involving caretakers who sleep at the homes of their […]

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