September 10, 2018

U.S. Labor Department Will Hear From Public On Overtime Rule

Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the Obama administration’s overtime rule, which was finalized in 2016. That rule, which federal courts had prevented from going into effect, sought to raise the current salary threshold for employees exempt from overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476 and also proposed to permit future automatic increases tied to inflation.

The Trump administration is still moving forward on rewriting the rule and is now holding a handful of listening sessions around the country to get stakeholders’ feedback. Listening sessions will be held in the following cities:

  • Kansas City, Mo.: Sept. 13, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza at One E 45th Street
  • Denver, Colo.: Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. in the Remington Arms Room, DFC – Building 41
  • Providence, R.I.: Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. at the Rhode Island Convention Center at 1 Sabin Street

Participants must RSVP to attend. Click here to do so.

While the sessions specifically are intended to solicit feedback on the Part 645 white-collar exemption, participation and explanation about how the overtime rule could affect all employees is welcome and will be useful as the Trump administration considers possible changes to the regulations. Space may be limited at the sessions and participants must RSVP.

Click here for more information about the rule.