U.S. Dept of Labor Seeks Public Comment on Pending Minimum Wage and Overtime Exceptions

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) previously announced that it is reviewing the regulations that implement the Fair Labor Standard Act’s minimum wage and overtime exemptions for bona fide executive, administrative, and professional employees. The DOL has announced additional virtual overtime listening sessions for May and June 2022, for both worker and employer stakeholders. These sessions are organized by region. The agency seeks stakeholder input on issues such as:

  • the appropriate salary level above which the exemptions for bona fide executive, administrative, or professional employees may apply;
  • the costs and benefits of increasing the salary level to employers and employees, including increasing wages and reducing litigation costs;
  • the best methodology for updating the salary level, and the appropriate frequency of updates;
  • whether other changes to the overtime regulations are warranted.

Interested NAMM members are encouraged to sign up for these listening sessions, here. NAMM will continue to monitor this issue and will post updates here as they are available.