USDOL's proposed white-collar exemption changes a/k/a Overtime Rule 2.0 includes a proposed minimum salary threshold of $679 per week. The period for public comment will close on May 21, 2019.
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".
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.
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a Reply Brief in its appeal of last November's preliminary injunction that blocked the salary-related changes in the regulations defining the FLSA's "white collar" exemptions.
Management should take care not to focus so much upon FLSA-related "salary basis" developments that it fails to note changes in salary thresholds required under analogous state-law exemptions.
U.S. Labor Secretary candidate Alexander Acosta's March 22 confirmation hearing might have provided insight into some potential Labor Department actions affecting the FLSA and analogous federal laws.