Overtime Rule Being Recast

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…

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DOL Public OT Comments Top 165,000

Well, it underscores how important reconsideration of the Obama-era redefinition of the overtime exemption threshold is that reports indicate that over 165,000 organizations and individuals took advantage of the opportunity to respond to the DOL request for information on the subject. The comment period on the so-called white collar exemption had been opened back on…

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Working Overtime on the Overtime Rule

It seems the issue just won’t go away, but there is still news to report on the Obama-era doubling of the overtime threshold ($23,660 to $47,476) regarding the ‘white-collar exemption’. The rule had been permanently enjoined by the federal court in Texas last year and that ruling was appealed by the Obama Department of Labor.…

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DOL Refuses OT Comment Extension

Notwithstanding pleas from business interests around the country as well as the Advocacy Office of the Small Business Administration, the Department of Labor has denied requests for extension of the public comment period.  As a result of the Department of Labor’s intransigence, all public comment on the Wage & Hour Division proposal to more than…

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Still More Anti-business Labor Regulations

As if the egregious doubling of the “white collar exemption” weren’t enough, Obama’s Department of Labor has proposed another new regulation that is very friendly to organized labor at the expense of business.  Although QSRs will likely not be directly impacted, a new regulation proposed by the Department of Labor and the Federal Acquisition Regulatory…

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Labor Doubles Overtime Threshold

The US Department of Labor (DOL) issued its proposed regulation regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime exemption and the net effect of the change doubles the amount of money used as the threshold.  Since 2004, when the overtime exemption was last revised, the salary requirement was set at $23,660 or $455/week, however under the…

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