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U.S. Dept of Labor Proposes to Restrict Scope of FLSA 'White-Collar" Overtime Exemptions

    July 6, 2015

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued its long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking setting forth potential changes to the regulations governing the overtime exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  Among other things, the Department has proposed more than doubling the minimum salary needed to qualify for these exemptions, from a present level of $455 a week (or $23,660 a year) to $970 a week (or $50,440 a year), with annual increases thereafter. Below is a link to an article on the Jackson Lewis P.C. website regarding this matter. 

    6.30.2015 U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Restrict Scope of FLSA ‘White-Collar’ Overtime Exemptions

    After more than 15 months of waiting, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) announcing the Department’s intention to shrink dramatically the pool of employees who qualify for exempt status under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

    If you have any questions regarding this development, please feel free to email or call our Legislative Committee Chair Richard Cino at cinor@jacksonlewis.com or 973 451 6324.