DOL’s Overtime Rule to be Published in the Federal Register
Today, the U.S. Department of Labor published in the Federal Register its recently announced notice of proposed rulemaking on overtime. The proposed regulations increase the salary threshold below which workers must be paid overtime—regardless of their job duties—from $455 a week ($23,660 per year) to $679 per week ($35,308 per year). DOL proposes no changes to the duties test applicable to professional, executive and administrative employees paid above this threshold. The newly proposed overtime rule would also raise the salary cutoff for highly compensated employees to $147,414. Administrative, executive, and professional employees paid at least this much may qualify for exempt status if they meet reduced duties tests under applicable regulations. The proposed rule is open for public comment for the next 60 days.