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Federal Overtime Rule is Still Alive

Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gregg Robertson
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DOL LogoWASHINGTON, D.C. - The new federal overtime rule, that would have doubled the mandatory salary at which employees must be paid overtime, was stopped when a Texas Federal judge issued a temporary injunction halting implementation of the rule nine days before it was due to go into effect December 1, 2016. 

The Department of Justice (DOJ) said in a brief on June 30 to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal that the DOL intends to revisit the $47,476 per-year ($913 per-week) salary limit set by the rule through new rulemaking. At his confirmation hearing in March, secretary of Labor Acosta said the salary threshold for overtime exemption should be raised from the current $23,660 to "somewhere around $33,000."

On June 27, DOL requested approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue a request for Information (RFI) to gather public input on the overtime rule. This RFI should be coming out this summer after it passes OMB muster.

PLNA will be monitoring this and will post a notice when the RFI is issued so that you can respond and make your voice heard.


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