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The first of several USDOL "listening" sessions provided few answers.  The primary question remains whether the agency will listen this time around as it takes on the FLSA's white-collar exemptions.

Changes from USDOL have been numerous and fast paced. Take a second to look back on what has already happened in the federal wage and hour world in 2018, and what is yet to come.

The U.S. Supreme Court has taken a fresh look at how courts analyze FLSA exemptions.  It concluded that there is no basis to "narrowly construe" the statutory language regarding FLSA exemptions, and thus, held that service advisors employed by automobile dealerships can qualify for the Section 13(b)(10) exemption from federal overtime.

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that no proposed changes in the 2016 compensation revisions affecting the FLSA's "white collar" exemptions will be forthcoming before October 2018.

Indications are that the U.S. Department of Labor is seriously considering retaining the Obama Administration's procedure (or something like it) for automatic "updates" to the FLSA "white collar" exemption regulations' compensation thresholds.

The U.S. Department of Labor is appealing September's summary-judgment ruling against its "overtime rule".

We have submitted an extensive response to the U.S. Department of Labor's Request for Information seeking comment regarding the 2016 compensation changes in the agency's definitions of the FLSA's so-called "white collar" exemptions.

Judge Mazzant has granted summary judgment in favor of the employer groups who filed the lawsuit, signifying yet another setback for the so-called "Overtime Rule".

The 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has "tentatively" scheduled oral arguments for the week of October 2, 2017 regarding the U.S. Department of Labor's efforts to overturn last November's preliminary injunction blocking salary-related changes affecting FLSA's "white collar" exemptions.

A U.S. Department of Labor information request will be published tomorrow morning to seek additional public comment regarding the 2016 compensation revisions in the regulations defining the FLSA's "white collar" exemptions.

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