An additional 3.6 million workers who are currently exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will become eligible for overtime unless their employers raise their salaries, the US Department of Labor (DOL) estimates.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted a draft overtime rule to the White House for a final review - meaning a proposed rule may be out within the next 100 days.
Further delays are possible. Conversely, there is nothing stopping the DOL from issuing its new rules before August.
As the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling in Thompson v. Regions Security Services illustrates, employers may not evade federal overtime requirements by decreasing employees' regular rate of pay as the length of their workweek increases.
Maryland employers that participate in a first-of-its-kind pilot program could receive a significant tax credit if they allow employees to reduce their work to four days per week without any reduction in pay.
The US Department of Labor (DOL) often misses its target dates, so another delay would not be unusual. Conversely, there is nothing stopping the agency from issuing new rules before May, either.
The new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rules are expected to raise the minimum salary for most overtime-exempt employees and possibly update the duties tests as well.
The DOL has announced an initiative to enforce warehouse and logistic workers' wages and workplace rights. The agency also will use education and outreach to increase compliance and reduce industry violations.
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