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Department of Labor Seeks Comments on New Overtime Rules

July 31, 2017

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that it had submitted a proposed Request for Information, related to possible new overtime rules, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The OMB review has now been completed and the DOL published the Request for Information on July 26, 2017. The DOL noted that the purpose of the Request for Information was to gather information for formulating a proposal to revise the white collar exemption regulations. The Request for Information seeks answers to 11 questions and is the strongest indication yet that the current DOL leadership will abandon the new salary basis regulations issued under President Obama.

Among the questions are:

All written comments must be submitted on or before Sept. 25, 2017, either by mail or electronically. If you are interested in submitting comments to the DOL, we are available to provide assistance. We will continue to monitor any proposed changes to the overtime rules and to update you with any important developments. 

Michael Alaimo

Brian Schwartz