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Labor Department Moves to Revise New Overtime Rules

The Department of Labor (DOL) has signaled that it is likely moving to scale back the Obama-era rule expanding overtime eligibility that has been on hold for months.

As ISRI previously reported, before the Trump administration took office, DOL appealed the injunction blocking the overtime rule. Most expect DOL to withdraw the appeal and propose a new version of the overtime rule following a new public comment period on its request for information.

On June 27, DOL sent a formal request for information on the rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Once OMB reviews the request and it’s published, the public will have a chance to submit comments on the rule, which would more than double the salary at which employees must be paid overtime—from $23,660 to about $47,500.

ISRI will continue to monitor the situation and report on developments. For more information, contact Danielle Waterfield.

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