August 30, 2023

Deja Vu All Over Again – DOL Publishes Proposed Overtime Rule

In 2016 and 2017, I had the honor of testifying before U.S. Congressional committees on the Fair Labor Standards Act and proposed changes.

Fast forward and last month, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it would be publishing another proposed rule that would give workers who make less than $1,059/week the right to earn overtime. That represents a nearly 55% increase over the current minimum salary threshold of $684/week.

The press release refers to “outdated and out of sync rules” that deny overtime for lower wage workers. Interestingly, these rules were just updated, and the minimum salary threshold increased in 2020, as most every HR professional and business owner will remember. The proposed rule also changes disclosure and recordkeeping requirements for covered employers; the complaint process under which employees may file a complaint; and more.

The 89-page proposed rule was published September 8th. The DOL will be accepting public comment through 11:59 p.m. November 7th.

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