Andrea Kirshenbaum and Kayleen Egan Examine the DOL's New Proposed Overtime Updates for The Legal Intelligencer
In the March 22, 2019 Legal Intelligencer article, "U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Overtime Rule...Again," Andrea M. Kirshenbaum and Kayleen Egan examined the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) March 7, 2019 notice of proposed rulemaking that proposed to update, among other things, the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) salary level for the executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer exempt employees from $455 to $679 per week. The DOL estimates that under the proposed rule, which would go into effect in 2020, 1.1 million additional employees in the United States may become eligible to earn overtime compensation.
In commenting on the potential impact of the proposal, the authors noted:
"This is a dynamic time in the wage and hour arena at the federal, state and local levels. From the salary threshold to the minimum wage to pay equity, wage and hour laws are in flux. Employers in Pennsylvania and around the country should continue to monitor the salary level rulemaking process on both the federal and state level and begin the process of planning for changes that are looming on the horizon."