Proposed Overtime Exemption Rule

On March 7, 2019, the United States Department of Labor (“USDOL”) unveiled its new proposed overtime exemption rule (the “Proposed Rule”). The Proposed Rule increases the minimum salary threshold required for employees to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) “white collar” exemptions from $455 per week to $679 per week (or $35,308 annually). According to the USDOL, the rule will likely take effect in January of 2020.

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