How are Current Overtime Rules Affecting Your Company?

Under the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Labor pursued new rules with regard to the classification of employees and clarification as to when certain employees needed to be paid for overtime. These rules were initially delayed by the courts after several groups filed lawsuits seeking to halt their implementation. Now, the Trump Administration has announced its intention to revisit the overtime rule and has begun soliciting public comments.

SBCA is interested in knowing how it’s members have been affected by the new overtime rule, and may submit comments on behalf of the industry.  If the new overtime rule has impacted you in any way, please let us know.  If you are interested in submitting comments independent of SBCA, instructions for doing so can be found below.

Background

The U.S. Department of Labor published a Request for Information for the overtime rule on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The RFI is an opportunity for the public to provide information that will aid the department in formulating a proposal to revise these regulations which define and delimit exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime requirements for certain employees.

The RFI solicits feedback on questions related to the salary level test, the duties test, varying cost-of-living across different parts of the U.S., inclusion of non-discretionary bonuses and incentive payments to satisfy a portion of the salary level, the salary test for highly compensated employees, and automatic updating of the salary level tests. 

The RFI was published in the Federal Register with a 60-day public comment period. Instructions on submitting public comments are in the RFI. Comments may also be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov

Click here for a preview copy of the RFI

 

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