The Department of Labor has indicated that it will be proposing new rules within the next few months to govern the parameters of overtime pay – both as relates the “regular rate of pay”  and the so-called white collar exemption. DOL’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) plans to issue a new rule clarifying the regular rate of pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act for purposes of calculating time-and-a-half pay for overtime by September of 2018. In a similar vein, the agency also intends to issue a new rule early in 2019 relating the white-collar exemption from overtime pay. Labor Secretary Acosta has commented in the past on his desire to raise the overtime threshold, but to raise it to a lesser level than was done during the Obama administration. Recall that the current threshold of $23,660 was hiked to $47,476 during the Obama years but the increase was struck down by the courts just days before it went into effect.