Tag: overtime regulations

Time running out to comment on long-stalled overtime rule

Employers and others have until September 25 to submit comments to shape the rule governing which workers are eligible for overtime pay. Once the deadline passes, employers will face a waiting game before learning what changes may be in store. In late July, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced it was soliciting comments through […]

DOL seeking feedback on long-debated overtime rule

Employers will get the opportunity to offer feedback on changes to the regulation governing which workers are eligible for overtime pay after the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) publishes a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register on July 26. On July 25, the DOL announced it would publish the RFI and released a […]

DOL drops defense of overtime rules

by Susan Prince, JD, MSL The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), headed by new Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, has decided not to defend the overtime rules finalized under the Obama administration. Instead, the DOL will seek to begin a new rulemaking process, likely with a lower salary threshold for overtime exemptions. Background A federal […]

Signaling end of overtime rule, DOL will seek public input on new regs

On June 7, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta said he will soon formally request the public’s input on new overtime regulations. The announcement signals that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) likely will drop its defense of former President Barack Obama’s overtime rule, according to one expert. A request for information (RFI) likely will be […]

‘Breathtakingly radical’: Acosta questions legality of any overtime threshold

President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor has questioned whether the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has the authority to set any salary threshold for overtime pay—not just the pending increase that would raise the threshold to $47,476. Alexander Acosta volunteered that concern twice during his March 22 confirmation hearing, despite no questions from […]

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Trump’s DOL Will Address Overtime Rule by May 1

The federal government has been granted more time to figure out what to do about overtime regulations that remain in judicial limbo. A federal appeals court on February 22 granted the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) its second extension in the proceedings, giving it until May 1 to take a position.