The Department of Labor (DOL) just released its highly anticipated overtime exemption rule. The DOL is proposing an increase of the salary threshold for overtime eligibility to $35,308 annually under the Fair Labor Standards Act. That’s a significant spike from the current threshold of $23,660 and would push the minimum weekly salary from $455 to $679.
Once finalized, it’s estimated that this new threshold will affect more than a million workers.
Publication of the proposed rule is forthcoming, and once published in the Federal Register it will be subject to a 60-day public comment period.
Join us on April 26 for a live rebroadcast webinar that will explain the ins and outs of the DOL’s newly proposed overtime exemption rule and provide practical pointers on what every workplace should do ahead of the rule becoming final.
- Practical strategies to assist your company once the DOL’s overtime exemption rule becomes final
- How the newly proposed DOL rule on overtime exemptions differs from the Obama-era proposal concerning white-collar exemptions, salary basis threshold, and more
- How to create a comprehensive communication plan that addresses employees' concerns—and the timeline for rolling out your message if you'll need to convert workers from exempt to nonexempt
- How the proposed rule will affect highly compensated employees
- How often the DOL anticipates it will update the salary level
- How the DOL intends to handle the issue of automatic updates
- How bonuses will factor into the salary threshold for exemption
Your Expert Instructors
Burt Fishman, senior counsel with Fortney & Scott, has devoted his practice to developing the “law of the workplace,” an interdisciplinary approach that offers employers counsel and representation on a broad range of matters growing out of government regulation of business. His experience extends to the full spectrum of employment and labor matters, including employment discrimination, affirmative action (OFCCP), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and human resources counseling. In recent years, his practice has focused on assisting clients with the changing laws of pay equity, mandated leave, and similar workplace matters. He has represented clients throughout the nation in proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and in arbitrations and courts at all levels. He has repeatedly been recognized as a Washington SuperLawyer in the labor and employment field by Washington Law & Politics magazine and is a long-served Member of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
H. Juanita (Nita) Beecher is a nationally recognized expert on Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) matters. She is Of Counsel to Fortney & Scott, LLC with a focus on OFCCP regulatory affairs. Ms. Beecher's primary focus is labor and employment law with substantial experience with class investigations by the EEOC and OFCCP. She has more than 30 years of experience in labor and employment law particularly with class investigations by the OFCCP and the EEOC. From 2000 to 2015, she led networks of senior diversity, EEO and affirmative action corporate practitioners as well as senior in-house labor and employment lawyers.