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.
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.
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.
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.
Donald Trump's election does not mean that employers may now ignore the coming changes in the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's "white collar" definitions.
Employers who are currently relying upon a "highly compensated" version of the FLSA's white-collar exemptions should carefully consider the 2016/2017 transitional implications of the higher "total annual compensation" dollar amount that goes into effect on December 1.