USDOL Proposed Rule Would Extend OT Protections to More Salaried Workers
The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has proposed a rule that would extend overtime protections to more salaried workers. The proposal to “Define and Delimit the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales, and Computer Employee”s” would:
Increase the FLSA regulations’ standard salary level from $684/week ($35,568/year) to $1,059/week ($55,068/year)
Increase total annual compensation requirement for highly compensated employees from $107,432/year to $143,988/year
Restore overtime protections for U.S. territories
Automatically update earnings thresholds every three years to keep pace with changes in worker salaries
The proposed rule was published on Sept. 8, 2023; the public comment period will continue through Nov. 7, 2023.