Proposed Overtime Rule Expected Soon

Monday, March 21, 2022

Jason Barsanti was quoted in HR Magazine discussing a proposed overtime rule that the U.S. Department of Labor will recommend higher salary level thresholds for the white-collar exemptions to the rule. The 2016 regulations were ruled to "put too much emphasis on the salary requirement, thereby effectively making the duties test[s] irrelevant," said Jason. The Trump administration's DOL "implemented a more modest salary basis increase from $455 per week to $684 per week and did not adopt the automatic cost of living increase," he noted. "The best bet is the Biden administration will seek to increase the salary amount further, probably closer to the Obama amount and possibly seek to reimplement the automatic increase," he said. 

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