Overtime Expansion Unveiled: Proposed USDOL Rule Would More Than Double the Salary Threshold for Overtime Exemptions

July 2015

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) Wage and Hour Division announced a proposed rule that would significantly increase the salary threshold to classify employees as exempt from the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). To qualify for most exemptions, the proposed rule would increase the required salary level from $23,660 to $50,440 per year.

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