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DOL to Hold Public Sessions on Overtime Rule

BY: APA Staff | 08/31/18

From September 7-24, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will hold open listening sessions to hear the public’s ideas on the “white collar” exemption regulations [83 F.R. 43825, 8-28-18]. The WHD plans to update the regulations at some point and would like feedback on proposed changes.

The white collar regulations implement exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative, professional, and certain other employees.

The DOL published a Request for Information in the Federal Register allowing the public to comment on the overtime rule in July 2017 (82 F.R. 34616, 7-26-17). The comment period ended on September 25, 2017, and the DOL is reviewing the more than 240,000 submissions it received.

Sessions Are Free; Registration Is Required

There is no fee to attend the listening sessions; however, registration is required. Listening sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on:

  • September 7 in Atlanta, GA
  • September 11 in Seattle, WA
  • September 13 in Kansas City, MO
  • September 14 in Denver, CO
  • September 24 in Providence, RI

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