Federal Overtime Proposed Rule to be Released in January 2019

May 14, 2018

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) intends to issue a proposed rule to announce a new proposed salary threshold for the Fair Labor Standard Act's white-collar exemption from overtime pay—but likely not until January 2019. The DOL said its new proposed rule will be informed by the comments it received from its July 2017 request for information that solicited input from the public. Once the proposed rule is issued, the public will be able to submit comments about the proposal. Employers can make their views known by providing comments either directly or through their professional associations. The DOL has indicated that "listening sessions" with many different stakeholders, including employees and employers. will be offered.