Big changes are happening in the realm of workplace compliance issues and labor laws in the United States. Noncompliance with government regulations can have serious consequences—and can cost your business big time. Keep up with what's happening between the government and the workplace with the HR Compliance Tracker: your go-to place to stay updated on some major workforce compliance issues.
DOL pushed back overtime rule until 2019
If you’re expecting regulation updates on overtime exemptions, you’ll have to wait until next year. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) pushed the date to propose new regulations governing overtime exemptions from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to March 2019.
The DOL plans to roll out an updated salary level for exemption and seek the public’s view on salary-related issues. Today’s salary threshold for overtime pay is $23,660, but President Trump’s DOL may propose a range between $32,000 and $35,000.
When the rules are changing, employers need to prepare their businesses and HR departments for compliance with important FLSA resources. You can also read here to learn more about DOL’s fall regulatory agenda.