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U.S. Department of Labor Raises Salary Threshold for Wage and Hour Exemptions

The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced its final overtime rule which updates the earnings thresholds necessary to exempt executive, administrative, or professional employees (“white collar exemptions”) from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) minimum wage and overtime pay requirements.

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DOL Proposes Increased Salary Level for White-Collar Overtime Exemptions

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) plans to increase the salary threshold for so-called “white collar overtime exemptions,” from $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $679 per week ($35,308 per year), and to increase the annual compensation requirement for a separate class of “highly compensated employees” from $100,000 to $147,414 per year.

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DOL to Host Listening Sessions About Proposed White Collar Overtime Rule

In the ongoing journey towards a possible rewrite of the white-collar exemptions contained in the “Overtime Rule,” the Department of Labor recently announced an upcoming series of listening sessions being held around the country to gather input from all those interested, primarily employers.

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DOL Seeks Time to Rewrite White Collar Overtime Exceptions

On October 30, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) appealed the federal district court decision striking down the Obama-Era white collar exceptions, which proposed raising the salary level at which companies must pay overtime to employees from $23,660.00 to $47,476.00 per year. The DOL plans to ask the court to stay the appeal while considering whether to re-write the overtime rule.

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