The U.S. Department of Labor Moves to More Than Double Minimum Salary Levels

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Today, Pillsbury attorneys Julia Judish, John Scalia and Paula Weber published their client alert titled The U.S. Department of Labor Moves to More Than Double Minimum Salary Levels. The Alert discusses the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) long-awaited Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act regulations implementing the exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales and computer employees (known as the “white collar” or “EAP” exemptions). The proposed rule would more than double the minimum salary level required to meet the executive, administrative, or professional exemption to $50,440 annually with automatic increases every year. The DOL estimates that 21.4 million currently exempt EAP employees would become eligible for overtime payments if the proposed rule goes into effect.

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