The minimum wage and overtime exempt salary threshold for white-collar (executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer) employees would increase under a proposed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) rule announced by the US Department of Labor.
To be exempt from overtime pay under the FLSA, employees must generally be paid on a salary basis at or above a specified minimum weekly level and meet certain requirements related to their primary duties. In 2017, a federal court invalidated 2016 regulatory changes that would have more than doubled the salary threshold set in 2004. The DOL’s proposal would rescind the 2016 rule and establish a more modest salary threshold. No changes to the duties test are proposed.
The proposed rule would:
Comments are invited until 60 days after publication of the proposed rule in the Federal Register.