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DOL proposes $55K overtime rule threshold, automatic 3-year updates

August 31, 2023

DOL’s announcement has been months in the making. During a June 2021 congressional hearing, former Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh told lawmakers the department was reviewing its overtime regulations, and the agency later confirmed a review shortly afterward. The agency encountered a series of delays before settling on August as the deadline for a proposed rule back in June.

The proposed rule specifically deals with Section 13(a)(1) of the FLSA, which exempts from both minimum wage and overtime pay workers employed as bona fide executive, administrative, professional and outside sales employees, as well as some computer employees.

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