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One Step Closer: Big Overtime Change Sent to OMB

Salary Graph Shows Increase In Work Earnings

As previously reported by HR Legalist, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) has proposed an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) that will change the rules about which employees are exempt from overtime for working over 40 hours per week.  The biggest potential game changer is an increase in the salary threshold – causing millions of employees who are currently exempt from overtime to be entitled to “time-and-a-half” for the first time.  Under the new rules, the salary threshold may automatically change each year depending upon inflation or a percentage of the average national wage. Continue Reading