Thursday, March 13, 2014

New Overtime Regulations?

DOLThe big news yesterday out of Washington yesterday was the story that President Obama is ordering the Department of Labor to revise the overtime exclusion regulations.  We obviosuly don't have the details yet, but one of the main thrusts appears to be an attempt to roll back the Bush-era regulation on primary duty.  In particular, the current rules allow excluded duties to be an employee's "primary duty"--thereby possibly precluded overtime payment--even when those duties make up less than half of the employee's work time.  In addition, the agency will apparently increase the current $455/week salary minimum for the overtime exclusions.  No word yet on what the new amount would be.

It's still early and we'll obviously see a lot of political fighting on this, so stay tuned.

-JH

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Update: Here is the link to the Presidential Memorandum to DOL. Not much in the way of detail: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/13/presidential-memorandum-updating-and-modernizing-overtime-regulations

Posted by: J. Bent | Mar 13, 2014 1:14:31 PM

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