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Labor and Employment Law

Ca. Labor & Emp't Rev. May 2019, Volume 33, No. 3

Wage and Hour Case Notes

By Lois M. Kosch

Lois M. Kosch is a partner at Wilson Turner Kosmo. She specializes in counseling and representing employers in all aspects of employment law and litigation. Ms. Kosch is a former member of the Labor and Employment Law Section’s Executive Committee.

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Update Overtime Regulations

On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced proposals to update the regulations relating to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The DOL proposes to raise the salary threshold for workers to qualify for the FLSA’s "white collar" exemptions from $23,660 to $35,308 per year. The DOL estimated that more than a million additional American workers would be eligible for overtime pay under the proposed changes. The DOL also seeks public comment on periodic reviews of the salary threshold. The proposed regulations and additional information may be found at: www.dol.gov/whd/overtime2019.

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