News Department of Labor proposes changes to overtime regulations

Oct. 13 update: Please find a FAQ sheet issued by the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits and the Providers’ Council here to answer your pression questions.

The Department of Labor recently released its proposal to restore and extend overtime protections and update the Executive, Administrative and Professional Regulation.

Specifically, the Department of Labor’s proposed rule would:

  • Increase the FLSA regulations’ standard salary level from $684 per week ($35,568 per year) to $1,059 per week ($55,068 per year);
  • Increase the total annual compensation requirement for highly compensated employees from $107,432 per year to $143,988 per year;
  • Restore overtime protections for U.S. territories, ensuring workers in those territories where the FLSA minimum wage applies have the same overtime protections as other U.S. workers; and
  • Automatically update earnings thresholds every three years so they keep pace with changes in worker salaries, ensuring that employers could adapt more easily because they would know when salary updates would happen and how they would be calculated.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking has been published in the Federal Register, and comments are due by November 7.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill Yelenak.

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